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Practical Preparing for Parenthood Survival Class devised by Dr Carol Cooper

The seminar was written by twin mum, author, GP and Honorary Consultant Dr Carol Cooper and is delivered by our team of trained facilitators, who are all parents of multiples.
This highly popular course is an essential 'Must Attend' for every expectant multiples parent, grandparent or care giver. The cost is just £10 per person (£15 in Central London).
Attendees receive 4 Tamba booklets to take away with them - Healthy Multiples Pregnancy Guide, Breastfeeding Multiples Guide, Neo-natal Care Guide and the Preparing for Parenthood Booklet.

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For those who cannot attend a course in person, we also offer webinars which can be accessed online. 

Practical Parenting Webinar 

This course is designed for parents expecting twins, triplets or more, those expecting twins, triplets or more using a surrogate and interested grandparents or carers.

It is suitable at any point in your pregnancy and is our most popular course so book now to avoid disappointment.

We cannot accommodate children at these seminars.

What will I learn?

  • What makes multiple birth pregnancies different from singleton pregnancies

  • What equipment is essential for multiples families

  • Why organising support for when you get home is important and how it will help you cope better in the early days - we will provide an overview of available options

  • Tips on how to make your time in hospital as positive as possible - even if your babies arrive early

  • Insights on how newborn babies sleep so you can be better prepared for the challenges ahead

  • Multiple birth babies are more likely to be born early - in this presentation we will share tips that can help you prepare for this possibility

  • Top tips to help take the stress out of changing/bathing more than one baby and coping with crying

  • Research has shown that parents who get out and about with their babies are less isolated and better able to cope emotionally.  We share top tips on getting out and about

  • What feeding options are available and how to go about it (breast, bottle and mixed)

Please note that the seminar does not cover the birth or any medical information - if you are interested in learning about the birth our one day Antenatal course may be of interest to you.

 Please e-mail or call the Tamba office on 01252 332344 if you have problems booking online or would rather book over the phone.

Don't just take our word for it, here's some feedback from people who have attended.

"It was great to hear first hand from someone who has multiples and to meet others in the same situation"

"As a first time Dad, all the information was useful"

"I really enjoyed the seminar and I now feel less panicked about becoming a parent of twins"

"It was very useful as a grandparent to hear how I can support my son and daughter-in-law"

"I found the content really useful and the facilitator was lovely. It was also useful meeting another multiple Mum...it's been invaluable having the support of other multiple parents."

Why attend a Tamba preparing for parenthood seminar?

  • Tamba is the world's leading charity which provides support to families expecting (or who have) twins, triplets or more.
  • Tamba's preparing for parenthood seminars are specially designed for those expecting more than one baby and are ALL delivered by parents of twins or triplets.
  • This seminar is Tamba's MOST POPULAR course which has been designed by Dr Carol Cooper (highly acclaimed author, GP, Tamba Honorary Consultant and mother of twins).
  • The 2 hour seminar focuses on the practical side of having multiples and covers topics such as equipment, feeding, sleeping, getting out and about and routines.
  • Excellent feedback  - 95% of previous course attendees rated this course 'very useful' or 'useful'.
  • Excellent opportunity to meet others also expecting multiples



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