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Jean-Claude Pons, Christiane Charlemaine, Émile Papiernik

A Guide to Twins

Three specialists offer advice on every stage of a multiple pregnancy, focusing on specific medical recommendations for the future mother, the development of the foetuses, and on the birth itself.
For each stage, the authors describe everything the future mother should know to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
How should parents go about organising the first days at home after leaving the maternity hospital? What is the difference between identical and fraternal twins? Will they look alike for the rest of their lives? Should they be brought up in the same manner?
The authors explain the psychology of twins and the ties that bind them, even before birth, and they tell parents what to do to develop a good relationship with each child, from birth.

Jean-Claude Pons is a professor of gynaecology and obstetrics, in Grenoble. He specialises in multiple pregnancies and is a sponsor of a French national federation of associations for parents of twins, Jumeaux et plus.
Christiane Charlemaigne, a psychologist, teaches at the University of New Orleans.
Emile Papiernik is the head of the department of gynaecology and obstetrics at Port Royal Maternity Hospital, Paris, and a leading specialist in premature births.