When three mothers of triplets all delivered on the same day, we were ready. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas handles more multiple births than any other hospital in the region. Recognizing that mothers expecting multiples have a different set of challenges, our Education Department offers a variety of classes and support groups to help support a healthy multiple gestational pregnancy.
Multiple birth support groups and communities
The Education Department at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas provides support groups to help families handle the psychological and emotional changes that come with newborn care and parenthood. All our support groups are free of charge. No registration is required to attend. Parking will be validated. Excluding holidays, support groups meet on a regular schedule.
Birth, Baby, and Beyond is an informal meeting of expectant mothers, fathers, new parents, and babies up to one-year of age. Dedicated to creating a supportive environment, BBB is designed to facilitate knowledge-sharing, relationship development and community-building among mothers and other experts involved in baby-related fields. We discuss issues of concern such as sleeping, crying, feeding, and family dynamics. Some weeks feature guest speakers.
A state organization of local clubs for the parents of multiple birth children. The organization promotes multiple births awareness, research participation, and the exchange ideas and information with parents of multiples throughout Texas. For information visit TMOM.info.
Multiple birth resources and services
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas offers a variety of educational resources and medical services individualized for your special needs as you navigate your pregnancy with multiples.
Many mothers of multiples require early bed rest and sometimes early admission to the hospital for monitoring. Our Antepartum Unit provides expectant mothers with a home-away-from-home. We can help with issues common to multiple births, such as:
- Multiple baby monitoring
- Pre-term labor
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension
- Gestational diabetes, chronic diabetes, and Type II diabetes
- Premature rupture of membranes
Multiples often encounter challenges like prematurity and low birth weight, which means they sometimes require care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The Woman’s Hospital of Texas provides the highest level of care available for newborns who are premature, critically-ill or have a life threatening health condition through our Level IV NICU.
Nutrition education is provided by Registered Dietitians who are part of our Diabetes Self Management Program. They specialize in preconception nutrition, pregnancy meal planning, caloric intake with multiples, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and management of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Form more information contact number below: