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Feelings I experienced when expecting spontaneous twins and how to manage them (the feelings, not the twins)

Posted by on 5.5.23 in Acceptance, Commitment Therapy, Parenting, Twins

The first emotion I experienced was shock. Hearing the ultrasound tech at my 8 week appointment nonchalantly tell me, “Baby A is …” What. The. Hell. Laying there, I laughed in disbelief. The shock slowly…

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Chicago Resources for Twin Parents

Posted by on 4.3.23 in Parenting, Twins

Dear Chicago parent who is expecting twins, In regards to in-person supports for parents of twins, I found them lacking in Chicago proper. There are groups (i.e. Multiples of America) who have subgroups/clubs across the…

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Mothers of Twins at Higher Risk for Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Posted by on 3.20.23 in Parenting, Twins

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth. Stats vary depending on your resource: 1 in 5 mothers experiences a mental health condition, including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder,…

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Mom Guilt

Posted by on 8.17.21 in Parenting

Recently, many mothers I’ve been working with have shared the guilt they carry in the transition to becoming a mother for a second time. Guilt can show up in a variety of situations, whether it’s…

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