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Dear Twins Moms, Thought the study would be helpful. New study confirms the positive benefits of weight...
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Dear Twins Moms, Thought the study would be helpful.
New study confirms the positive benefits of weight gain during a twin pregnancy, but expectant moms struggle with the wardrobe challenges it creates
A new study by the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Associates of New York conclusively demonstrated a strong link between inadequate weight gain in twin pregnancies and increased rates of preterm births.
According to the study "the recommended weight gain for a twin pregnancy depends on a woman's weight at the start of her twin pregnancy. A normal weight woman should gain 37 to 54 pounds; an overweight woman, 31 to 50 pounds; and an obese woman, 25 to 42 pounds." Their findings shed light on the importance on what "could be a correctable cause of prematurity in twins".
For an expectant mother of multiples, this reaffirms the long-held notion that proper nutrition and weight gain during a twin pregnancy could be the most important gifts a new mom can give her babies.
Many expectant mothers of multiples wonder what they will do with all this weight and how they will carry it. The not so great news is that a twin-belly could grow to 48" to 54" in circumference. For many women this can be frustrating. In the third trimester, they find that not only is their belly extra-large, but they are literally bursting at the seams.
"I wish someone would have told me that all the cute maternity clothes I bought in month four would only last me through month six", says Peggy Fitzgibbon, a mom of two sets of twins. "I was continuously upsizing throughout my pregnancy. I started out as Small and suddenly only Extra-Large maternity clothes would fit me in the belly- unfortunately that meant the clothes would hang on me like a tent elsewhere."
With this frustration in mind, Peggy saw an opportunity to help other pregnant moms of multiples feel stylish and be comfortable at the same time. She wanted to offer maternity clothes that could be purchased early in the pregnancy and fit multiple moms throughout their pregnancy. Thus, saving moms the frustration of having to spend more money every month upsizing their clothes.
After researching the specific needs of moms of multiples and working with known designers to create well-made custom clothes, For Multiples Maternity was launched.
The online company's clothing answers a need in the market for specialty maternity sizes and shapes. For Multiples Maternity includes designer dresses, tunics and pants that are produced domestically using American-made materials. The line comprises fashionable casual clothes, as well as professional office attire, that can accommodate an expanding belly, without upsizing the entire garment. Though specialty made, For Multiple Maternity's clothing is competitively priced.
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