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Parent Education - Multiple Pregnancy

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Maria Muscat

on 24 November 2015

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Planning for Multiples
Check available resources locally
Providing education at an ideal gestation
Look across trusts
Small groups
Make it relevant to the audience
Parent Education - Multiple Pregnancy

Introductions on arrival
Make yourself a brew
Books, magazines, leaflets and posters
Time for an Ice Breaker!!

Ice Breaker
How many? What gestation?
What type of placentation?
What was your reaction when you found out?
Hopes and Fears
Importance of Parent Education
Advances in neuroscience over recent years has increased understanding of early brain development of the fetus and later life outcomes.
Providing informative parent education could improve children's future health, relationship building skills and educational development, which could increase achievements and life chances for future generations.
This could have a positive effect on reducing illness, mental ill health and social disadvantage.
DoH, 2011
Rachael Torrance, Jade Hesketh, Maria Muscat
Mother's hopes and fears
- Surviving the pregnancy
- Feeding – bottle and breastfeeding
- Finances
- Preparation
- How will I be able to sleep?
- Other children
- How will I give birth to more than one baby?
- Bonding
- Will I love my babies?

Partner's hopes and fears
- Financial responsibility
- Fear for mum and babies health
- Will I do everything right?
- Will our lives become fully centred on babies?
- Will my partner and I have time to be intimate?
- Lack of sleep

Department of Health. (2011). Preparation for birth and beyond. A resource pack for leaders of community groups and activities. NHS.

Nolan, M. (1998). Antenatal education. A dynamic approach. Edinburgh: Bailliere Tindall.

Office for National Statistics. (2013). Births in England and Wales by characteristics of birth 2, 2012. ONS.

Schott, J., & Priest, J. (2002). Leading antenatal classes. A practical guide. Oxford: BFM.

Schrader McMillan, A., Barlow, J., & Maggie, R. (2009). Birth and Beyond: A review of the evidence about antenatal education.
'If people are told sufficiently frequently that they are likely to find caring for twins a nightmare, they almost certainly will.'
Mary Nolan, 1998
There were 729,674 live births in England and Wales in 2012

15.9 out of every 1,000 women giving birth had a multiple birth in 2012, compared with 16.1 in 2011.

11,441 mothers had a multiple birth in 2012; 11,228 women had twins, 208 had triplets and 5 had quads and above (multiple births include stillbirths).

Women aged 45 and over were most likely to have a multiple birth (115.5 out of every 1,000
women giving birth in this age group had a multiple birth).
Prevalence of Multiple births
ONS, 2013

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