Double Trouble by Emma Mahony

Double Trouble

By Emma Mahony

  • Release Date: 2003-09-15
  • Genre: Parenting
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Description

This indispensable guide to multiple pregnancy, birth and beyond, comes from an expert on the subject – Emma Mahony is a twin herself as well as being the mother of twins. Humorous cartoons from the Times’ front-page cartoonist make this a lighthearted, informative guide to everything expectant mothers of twins need to know.

Twins are amazing – but multiple pregnancy and birth, not to mention coping with twins once they are born, carries a set of special fears, risks and issues. Many parents-to-be find themselves overwhelmed.

This guide is informative yet informal – in a similar vein to ‘Best Friends Guide To Pregnancy’.

The author is uniquely experienced in this subject, being a twin and also a mother of baby twins.

Contains advice from pregnancy and childcare experts as well as case studies.

Illustrated inside with humorous cartoons from Jonathan Pugh, father of two and front-page cartoonist at The Times.

An exploration of practical issues such as eating for three, managing breastfeeding, and the trend towards Caesareans for NHS twin births.
• Any special concerns? The unnecessary label of ‘high risk’ in pregnancy.
• Testimonies from mums who have tried different approaches.
• Interviews with medical and midwife experts.
• A step-by-step guide to the different stages of pregnancy and birth, including how to involve the father and explain twins to other siblings.
• Tips on managing once the twins have arrived.

About the author

Emma Mahony is a successful journalist who currently works as feature writer for the Times. She is a twin herself, as well as being the parent of twins, and her monthly column in the Saturday Weekend section of the Times, ‘Double Trouble’, takes a humorous yet serious look at the business of bringing up twins.

Jonathan Pugh has been the front page cartoonist for the Times since 1996 and was voted Cartoonist of the Year at the 2001 Press Gazette Awards.

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