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Finding out that your partner is pregnant can lead to many conflicting emotions, which is quite normal. Finding out your partner is expecting not one… but two or more babies at once can be even more terrifying, overwhelming and joyful.

Whether you have been trying for a baby for some time or if this pregnancy is a big surprise, it is common to experience a lot of conflicting emotions and to have many questions. Whilst a lot of the available advice and support is aimed primarily at the pregnant mother, this factsheet has been designed specifically for you, from the perspective of the partner.

Hopefully our partners factsheet will help. It has been put together using top tips from those who know - parents of twins, triplets or more! The factsheet includes frequently asked questions and personal stories. If you prefer, you can also download the factsheet in three separate sections:

If you have any questions after reading this factsheet please email them to asktwinline@tamba.org.uk or call twinline 0800 138 0509

If you want to find out more about Tamba's support services, but struggle with English, we can provide you with an interpreter to help you access this service. All you have to do is call the office, or get someone to call on your behalf, on 01252 332344 and request a translator. We will then organise a time and date to give you a call with a translator on the line. Tamba’s translation services are provided by LanguageLine Solutions who can translate into over 180 different languages. See our translation page for more information.



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Twinline 0800 138 0509. Free support and advice for people expecting twins or already looking after twins.