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Tamba Research Reports and Briefings

Health

Parliamentary Briefing: Baby Loss Debate on Thursday 13th October 2016. This briefing highlights the hidden problem of higher risk of perinatal deaths in multiple pregnancies. 

Tamba and NCT Maternity Services Report: Multiple births in Scotland - produced by Tamba in 2016. This report describes the findings of the Maternity Services survey distributed by Tamba to parents of multiples in Scotland and the UK. The survey covered a variety of topics including place of birth, quality of antenatal and postnatal care, neonatal care arrangements, feeding support and sleeping arrangements. 

Reducing Stillbirths in Multiple Pregnancies and the NHS Stillbirth ‘Care Bundle’- produced by Tamba in 2016. Tamba's response to the release of the NHS Stillbirth 'Care Bundle.' The report concluded most of the points in the care bundle do not apply to multiple pregnancies.

Tamba and NCT Maternity Services Report: Multiple births - produced by Tamba in 2015. This report describes the findings of the Maternity Services survey distributed by Tamba to parents of multiples in the UK between April and July 2015. The survey covered a variety of topics including place of birth, quality of antenatal and postnatal care, neonatal care arrangements, feeding support and sleeping arrangements. A summary of the report is also available. 

Health and Lifestyle Survey Report - "Multiple Failing" - produced by Tamba in 2009. The survey looked at families experience of pregnancy, birth and their postnatal experience. It covered a range of topics including gestational age and weight of twins or triplets, access to neonatal care, postnatal depression, help in the home and quality of feeding advice.

Healthcare Survey Report - "Making Progress" - produced by Tamba in 2012. This was a follow up to the 2009 survey and asked parents or twins, triplets and more to confirm their recent experience of pregnancy, birth and the early months.

Maternity Care for women expecting a multiple birth - produced by the NPEU in 2011. Using data from national surveys the report provides an overview of the care mothers of twins and triplets receive during pregnancy, labour and birth and in the early months that follow.

Tamba Maternity Services Survey Report - produced by Tamba in 2014. Compares and contrasts antenatal and postnatal services and support in several different countries. It highlights where excellent service delivery occurs and where there may be room for improvement. You can also click here to view a powerpoint presentation about the report. 

Finances

"Children in Households with Multiple Births" - by the New Policy Institute in 2010. The report looks at household incomes and work status of parents of twins, triplets or more and the policy implications of these findings.

"Cost of Childcare in Households with Multiple Births" - produced by Tamba in 2013. This survey looked at the financial impact of childcare for parents of multiples.

“Multiple Births Parents’ Experience of Maternity and Paternity Leave” - produced by Tamba in 2013. The report looks at multiple birth families' experience of leave.  It highlights how the current legislation is 40 years out of date and has serious consequences for our families.

'The Effects of Twins and Multiple Births Families and Their Living Standards' - produced by Birmingham University in 2010. It looks at the financial and social consequences of raising twins or triplets. 

Education

"Results of Questionnaire Survey of Parents of Young Twins Regarding Placement of Twins in Primary School" - part one of a two part report produced by Tamba in 2015. This report assesses whether primary schools have a "twin policy" and how involved parents are in the decision to place their twins in the same or different classes. 

"Results of a Survey of Adult Twins Regarding Their Experiences as a Twin at Primary School" - part two of a two part report produced by Tamba in 2015. The report gives the results of a survey of adult twins regarding their experiences as a twin at primary school. This survey was conducted by the Department of Twin Research on behalf of Tamba.

"Report into the Educational Needs and Experiences of Multiple Birth Children" - produced by Tamba in 2009. The report looks at the incidence of splitting twins across separate schools and the impact of classroom placement decisions on multiple birth children and includes data from the Twins Early Development Study (TEDs) at Kings College. It also looks at families' access to different types of play facilities and delaying starting school.

Relationships

'Relationship Survey - challenges that couples face when there are multiples in the family' - produced by Tamba in 2006. The transition to parenthood can have a huge impact on a couples relationship. This issue has been discussed frequently  through the family relationships session of Tamba’s Parenting Course ‘Parenting with Multiples in Mind'' so we devised a survey to explore the challenges that couples face when there are multiples in the family. We had an astonishing 1,113 responses from parents all over the UK with 73 per cent from Tamba members and 54 per cent from twins clubs. Eight per cent were from fathers of multiples, four per cent from lone parents and five per cent from parents of triplets.  

Get involved 

Are you a couple who are first-time parents of twins or triplets? Do you live in the West Midlands? Would you like to participate in a study to further an understanding of your parenting experiences? Find out more

 




 

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