Baby Gift Ideas for Multiples

Multiple babies mean multiple cuteness -- and multiple gifts. Credit: Getty
The old Doublemint slogan, "Double your pleasure, double your fun," doesn't just apply to chewing gum. In the past few decades, instances of multiple births (twin...

Breastfeeding Longer Could Prevent Mental Health Problems

Breastfeeding isn't always easy. In fact, for some women it can be one of the most difficult and stressful challenges of coping with a newborn. But mounting evidence suggests that it's a challenge worth facing, and that resources aimed at helping wom...

The Decade That Multiples Went Mainstream

Some have called the past decade the Decade From Hell, others the "Me-Me-Me" Decade and even The Unnameable Decade. For me, personally, it will forever be known as the decade that I discovered the wild and wonderful world of raising twins. But it w...

Octuplets' Mom Has Six Other Kids and Absent Husband

It is terrifying enough to most of us to imagine bringing home one new baby, never mind eight. But how's this for overwhelming: The California octuplets born this week have six older siblings at home. The oldest is seven, and the youngest is two. ...

Dilley sextuplets in high school

When my oldest started high school this fall, it was sad and exciting at the same time. My baby! High school! But I didn't have too much time to be melancholy or fret about the passage of time because I have other kids and opted to save the BIG buck...

Two sets of triplets!

The odds of having a set of triplets without the aid of fertility drugs? 1 in 8,000. The possibility of following it up with a second set? 1 in 64 million. Victoria and Tim Lasita of Cincinnati, Ohio beat the odds to become parents to their second ...

Identical triplets born in Austria

The odds of triplets aren't exactly high to begin with, and the odds of identical triplets are even more unlikely -- 1 in 200 million, to be exact. Nevertheless, Zoe, Kim and Amy, three identical baby girls, arrived yesterday -- conceived without fer...

Should having sextuplets through fertility treatments be allowed?

By now you may have heard about the Vancouver area woman who gave birth to sextuplets over the weekend. The babies were born 15 weeks early at under 2 pounds each. Babies born between 23-25 weeks premature are in a very fragile state, with organs dev...

Twins unexpected

Remember that friends episode where the surrogate Mother of Monica and Chandler's babies had twins? And it came as a cute little surprise? I remember thinking, come on. That's absurdity. How could a woman get to full term and not know she was having ...


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