New Zealand Multiple Birth Association

Local Multiples Clubs

New and expectant parents who join a local Multiples Club, can expect a range of support. Clubs are a social network, with a vast pool of knowledge about multiples from other parents who had ‘been there and done it before’. Often, new members will be visited by a new members contact person, provided with an informative new member’s pack and a ‘mobile library’ of multiple-specific books. There may be twin specific antenatal sessions, in a supportive and reassuring environment; some will included a Breast Feeding Workshop.

When your twins are born, there is usually further contact from the clubs—sometimes with groceries and meals. Then, there are coffee mornings, playgroups and other family gatherings that provide support and companionship—also offered through club’s newsletter, website and Facebook. Many clubs have ‘Clothing Grabs’ where members can get free, quality, used clothing for their children, and most have ‘hire’ equipment (often for free), which saves money on vital baby items.

So, if you want real practical help, join a Multiples club!

To read an article about the great ways the Kapi-Mana Multiple Birth Club support their members, click here.