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Expecting twins, triplets, or more can feel challenging and rewarding

If you are expecting multiples or dealing with the challenges of caring for a fussy baby, our dedicated team is here to provide the support and guidance you need. We understand that navigating parenthood, especially with twins, triplets, or more, can be overwhelming at times. That's why we offer specialized consultations and Postpartum Doulas to ease the journey for you.

Our multiples consultations are designed to address the unique needs and concerns that arise when raising multiple babies. Whether you're a first-time parent of multiples or have older children adjusting to the arrival of new siblings, we've got you covered. During the consultation, we'll discuss practical tips and strategies to help you successfully navigate various aspects of caring for multiples.

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Some of the topics covered in our multiples consultations include
  • Understanding the physiological and behavioral differences between singletons and multiples: Each baby is unique, and we'll help you recognize and address the individual needs of each child.
  • Addressing preemie-specific issues: For parents of premature babies, we'll offer guidance and support tailored to their unique needs and challenges.
  • Tandem breastfeeding, hands-free: We'll provide guidance and techniques to help you comfortably and efficiently breastfeed both babies simultaneously.
  • Safely bottle-feeding more than one baby: If you're using bottles to feed your babies, we'll show you how to do it safely and efficiently.
  • Burping one baby while feeding the other: Practical techniques to make feeding time smoother and more manageable, even with more than one baby.
  • Environment setup to do it ALL alone: Organizing your home in a way that promotes efficiency and convenience, empowering you to handle multiple tasks while caring for your little ones.
  • Supporting sibling adjustment and solving unique safety issues in homes with multiples: If you have older children, we'll guide you through the process of ensuring a smooth transition and address safety concerns associated with having multiple children of different ages.
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Our team of experienced Postpartum Doulas is also available to provide you with an extra set of caring hands during this transformative time. They are well-versed in the specific needs of families with multiples and can offer invaluable support, guidance, and reassurance.

No matter what challenges you are facing, we are committed to walking alongside you on this journey and providing the best care for you and your little ones. You don't have to go through it alone; we're here to help you thrive as a family and embrace the joys of parenting multiples. Let's work together to make this precious time in your life as smooth and rewarding as possible.

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TWINS 101: Your Comprehensive Guide to Navigating Multiple Newborns

Are you expecting more than one baby and feeling a bit overwhelmed? Don't worry; we've got you covered! Join our interactive and informative four-hour class, TWINS 101, designed specifically for parents anticipating the arrival of multiples.

We understand the discomfort that can come with a multiple pregnancy, so we've streamlined a wealth of essential information into a short amount of time. This practical class focuses on preparing your home, gathering supplies, and setting up the necessary equipment to ensure a smooth transition for your growing family.

While there will be some prenatal information, please note that this is not a childbirth preparation class. Instead, we'll provide you with problem-solving techniques and practical tips to confidently care for multiple babies simultaneously, helping you overcome the initial challenges of the newborn phase.

Your instructor, co-owner of itsaBelly, is a multiples specialist and educator with over 30 years of personal and professional experience in supporting families with multiples. You'll benefit from her invaluable insights and expert guidance throughout the class.

As an added bonus, we offer ongoing access to Deana, so you can continue seeking advice and support as your babies' needs evolve.

Join us via Zoom for this empowering and informative class, available at a special rate of $100 for Itsabelly & OHP clients (after a 20% discount) or $125 for the general public. Classes are held quarterly throughout the year. 

We also believe in supporting our community, which is why we offer a free hardship spot in each class.

To secure your spot or learn more, please click here for our next scheduled class. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to gain the knowledge and confidence you need to embrace the joy of parenting multiples. We look forward to helping you on your beautiful journey ahead!

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