Multiple Pregnancy: Twins or More - Home Treatment
After the babies are born continued...
newborns to care for, it is common to feel frustrated or guilty about not
managing your life as easily as before. This is normal. Get extra help for as
long as possible after your babies are born. Rest as often as you can during
the day. Accept help from friends and family. They can bring meals, go grocery
shopping, do household chores, or care for your children while you take some
time for yourself.
Some women feel sad or depressed after having twins or more. If you feel depressed for longer than 2 weeks
or if you have troubling or dangerous thoughts, see your health professional.
It is important that you get treatment. For more information, see the topic
- Depression: Managing Postpartum Depression
Consider joining a support group for parents of twins or
more. Sharing your experience with other people who are in a similar situation
may help you with the demands of caring for your babies. For more information,
see the Other Places to Get Help section of this topic.
Breast-feeding?Breast-feeding more than one baby can be challenging,
but it helps to build the bond between you and each baby. It gives your babies
excellent health benefits. If you plan to breast-feed your babies, seek out
support and information from your health professional, the hospital, or a
lactation consultant before and after the birth. For
more information, see
Parenting. Look for your new babies' personality differences
and help them build their own identities over time. Give each of your children
time alone with you. If you have an older child or children, schedule individual time with them too.