Other Sites Related to Multiple Births
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Bereavement Support International Multiple Birth Organizations Just for Parents Other Support Organizations/People Prematurity Publications Research
Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB, Inc.): Founded in 1987, CLIMB, Inc. deals with parents who have experienced the death of a multiple or multiples during pregnancy, birth, infancy or childhood. It publishes the quarterly “Our Newsletter” and has an active parent contact network.
The Compassionate Friends, Inc.: A self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents and siblings.
The Lone Twin Network : A support group run by and for lone twins, whose loss has occurred at or around birth, in childhood and during adulthood.
SIDS Alliance, Inc.: The SIDS Alliance is a private nonprofit (501)(c)(3) organization that funds research for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Additional goals of the organization include creating service delivery systems to better serve families and providing support programs for public education and awareness.
Twinless Twins Support Group, International (US): TTSGI is an organization comprised of nearly 1300 twinless twins. They gather annually for a conference where they share with and encourage each other. Between conferences they telephone, write, and email each other. If you’re not a twin, but you are the parent, sibling, or spouse of a twinless twin who in turn struggles with how to support the surviving twin in your family, they are here for you, too.
International Multiple Birth Organizations
ABC-Club (Germany): The largest German organization for families with higher multiple-birth children, triplets and higher.
Association Jumeaux (Switzerland):
(Site is in French)
Association of Finnish Triplet Families (Finland): There are stories and photos of triplets, an English section and lots of international links.
Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA): AMBA is a nonprofit organization whose goals are to increase awareness of the special needs of multiple birth families, and to improve the resources available to them.
Finnish Multiple Births Association (Finland):
(Site is in Finnish)
ICOMBO: International Council of Multiple Birth Organizations, a working group of the International Society for Twin Studies. Promotes sharing of ideas and resources among multiple birth organizations throughout the world.
(Site is in Hungarian)
Irish Multiple Births Associations (Ireland): The Irish Multiple Births Association is a young Association, whose objectives are to improve current services and to act as advocates for parents and their families of twins, triplets and higher multiples.
International Society for Twin Studies: ISTS is an international, nonpolitical, nonprofit, multidisciplinary scientific organization. Its purpose is to further research and public education in all fields related to twins and twin studies, for the mutual benefit of twins and their families and of scientific research in general.
International Twins Association, Inc.: ITA is a nonprofit organization promoting the spiritual, intellectual and social welfare of twins throughout the world. ITA has been meeting every Labor Day weekend since 1934.
Our annual Labor Day convention information is as follows:
INTERNATIONAL TWINS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
BRANSON, MO September 1st-5TH, 2011
Hilton Branson Convention Center
For more information visit www.intltwins.org or call Linda DeWitt 901-840-3745 or Brenda Pritchett 901-829-2718.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Japanese Association of Twins’ Mothers (Japan):
(Site is in Japanese)
Jumeaux et plus, l’Association Fédération (France):
(Site is in French)
Multifamilias (Argentina): Multifamilias is the first support foundation for multiple birth parents in Argentina. Multifamilias publishes a maganize in spanish annually. (Site is in Spanish)
Multiple Births Canada/Naissances Multiples Canada (MBC): Multiple Births Canada (MBC) is a national non-profit organization serving the needs of multiple birth families. MBC’s mission is to improve the quality of life for multiple birth individuals and their families across Canada. MBC provides support, education, research, and advocacy to individuals, families, and organizations with a personal or professional interest in multiple birth issues.
Multiple Births Foundation (UK): An independent charity, founded in 1988 which has become a national and international authority on multiple births. The only charity internationally which employs healthcare professionals dedicated to supporting multiple birth and educating and advising professionals about their special needs.
(Site is in Portuguese)
Norwegian Organization (Norway):
(Site is in Norwegian)
TAMBA (Twins and Multiples Births Association) (England): TAMBA is a registered charity for all parents with twins, triplets, quads, quints, sextuplets or more! It supports families with twins or more, individually, through local twins clubs, and specialist support groups, and promotes public and professional awareness of their needs.
Just For Parents
Babynology : A big resource for baby names for all origins worldwide. Various options are available for choosing name for your boy and girl in your preferred origin and culture. Regularly reviewed and updated.
GreatDad.com: A resource for Dads on learning to be fathers, parenting, pregnancy care, adoption, childcare, and raising babies, toddlers, kids, and teens.
Twin Pregnancy and Beyond: Your one-stop resource through all stages of pregnancy, birth, parenting and everything TWIN-between.
Twin Stuff: TwinStuff.com is a site created for twins by twins. There are twin games, twin links, twin events, a lot of “twinformation,” and much more.
Multiple Birth Related
The Center for the Study of Multiple Birth: A nonprofit organization founded in 1977 focused on research, education and public service.
Other Support Organizations
The International Twins Association: The International Twins Association was organized by and for twins in 1934. It is a non-profit, family-oriented organization to promote the spiritual, intellectual, and social welfare of twins and multiples throughout the world.
M.O.S.T. (Mothers of Supertwins): A national, nonprofit network providing information, resources, empathy, and support to families with triplets and more.
Multiplicity: The Special Challenges of Parenting Twins & More – Loss, Prematurity and Special Needs. Lists organizations, print & website resources that may be helpful for parents facing the challenges of raising multiples, working through loss of one or more multiples, or raising one or more premature or special needs child(ren).
Triplet Connection: Triplet Connection, a non-profit, tax exempt organization, is a “Network of Caring and Sharing” for multiple-birth families. It provides vital information to families who are expecting triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets or more, as well as encouragement, resources, and networking opportunities for families who are parents of higher order multiples.
Twins Days in Twinsburg, Ohio: Each year during the first full weekend in August, a festival is held in Twinsburg, Ohio (about 30 miles south of Cleveland). It’s reported to be the largest annual gathering of twins in the world.
Sidelines National Support Network: Sidelines is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization providing international support for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies and premature births.
TWINS Magazine: Bi-monthly parenting magazine providing advice and real life stories regarding multiple children – published since 1984. Targeted specifically to parents of twins, triplets and higher order multiples from prenatal to age 5.
TWINS to QUINTS: The Complete Manual for Parents of Multiple Birth Children, Edited by Rebecca E. Moskwinski, M.D.
The Fetal Hope Foundation‘s mission is to provide support, provide information, fund research, increase awareness and be an outlet for leading medical information pertaining to fetal distresses and syndromes. We are all about arming families and healthcare providers with information and helping to save babies’ lives.
Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation, Inc.: Founded in 1992, The TTTS Foundation is an international (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational, and emotional support to families, medical professionals, parents of multiples clubs, and other caregivers before, during or after a diagnosis of TTTS.
Twins Foundation: Nonprofit membership, research information center, and twin registry.