When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads

When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads
by Barbara Luke, Tamara Eberlein, and Roger B. Newman
Published by HarperCollins, 1999-first edition; 2004-second edition, 2011-third edition, 2017-fourth edition
ISBN 978006237981; ISBN 10 0062379488; 640 pages
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This new edition is co-authored with award-winning medical writer and mother of twins Tamara Eberlein, and nationally recognized expert in high-risk obstetrics and the care of women pregnant with multiples, Roger B. Newman. When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads received the Outstanding Book of the Year Award in 2000 from the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and has been my most successful book to date. Built upon my doctoral dissertation research at Johns Hopkins University on the relationship between maternal weight gain and twin birthweight, collaborations with researchers around the country, and the results from our very successful Multiples Clinic at the University of Michigan, this book provided specific, practical guidelines on all aspects of multiple pregnancy, supported by numerous scientific references and readings. Included are footprints and other graphics to show you how big your babies are throughout pregnancy; menus, dietary guidelines (including vegetarian options) and 75 delicious recipes; guidelines on safe exercise; how to recognize potential complications; how to cope with the emotional ups and downs; what to expect during labor; a guide to the NICU; breastfeeding and bottle-feeding; surviving those first months at home after birth; how to get back into shape after delivery; and birthweight references for twins and triplets.

The fourth edition includes completely revised information, the most current obstetrical and pediatric practices, and updated resources for parents, extensive references, and an expanded bibliography. Also included is a new chapter devoted to the special challenges of monozygotic (identical) twins, as well as a new Doctor to Doctor Appendix by Dr. Roger B. Newman addressing the specific clinical situations during pregnancy and delivery unique to multiple pregnancies and recommendations for optimal outcomes.


1st Edition (1999)

2nd Edition (2004)

  3rd Edition (2011)

  4rd Edition (2017)