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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April 2009 is the First National Multiple Birth Awareness Month

The National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. ( has declared April 2009 the first National Multiple Birth Awareness Month. The following information on their website explains why this month is so important:

"With the incidences of multiple births on the rise, more families are faced with both the joys and challenges that face multiple birth families when dealing with medical complications, both pre- and post-term, financial hardships, and other unique issues that only impact multiple birth children and their families. The National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. (NOMOTC), along with its local chapters and other national sponsors, want to focus on creating a higher level of understanding of what those challenges are, as well as what support groups are in place to assist our multiple birth communities.... For 2009, our focus/theme will be on educating our communities on the vast network of support groups that are available to assist families with multiples."

I count my blessings every day and thank God every day for all of my healthy children. We were very lucky to have a healthy set of twins without any real complications. We had a close call with Faith and the cord being wrapped around her neck so many times, but thankfully, due to having a C Section when we did, she was ok. I want to support other families with multiple births and whatever challenges they might face. I think for whatever reason, there is a BIG increase of multiple births! I know I bump into other moms with multiples a lot now. Maybe I notice more now since we are all pushing our double and triple strollers around? I also notice a lot of famous people having twins these days. It's the newest trend! Go ahead and visit NOMOTC's website to read more about how you can support families of multiples.

1 comment:

jennbecc said...

Cool! Thanks Peggy! :)