Be Ready to Parent Twins
People say that nothing prepares you for parenthood. Now think of that unpreparedness… and double it. The growing numbers of twin parents soon realise that the best people to speak to are others who have been there. Be Ready to Parent Twins is a no-holds-barred guide to how to prepare and survive pregnancy and the first year, sharing the experience and expertise of Dr Ella Rachamim and twin buddy Louise Brown alongside first-hand accounts of many other parents they have surveyed, interviewed and met. However they managed, they’ve all been through it and are still standing and smiling (or lying down – give them a break, sleep deprivation is real).
‘Real, funny, practical and full of tips … a pleasure to read, much more than a reference book’ Dr Sue Laurent, consultant paediatrician and author of Your Baby Month by Month ‘Fabulous … accessible and comforting to read the words and advice of mums who have been there and done it all, especially when one also happens to be a paediatrician! Full of wisdom, I think my patients would really welcome this book’ –Dr Ellie Cannon, GP, broadcaster, columnist and author of Keep Calm: The New Mum’s Manual
About the Author
Dr Ella Rachamim is a paediatrician and mother to a busy 10 year old and lively 9 year old identical twin girls. Ella studied in London and has trained in many of the North and Central London teaching hospitals. Her particular field of interest is in community paediatrics. Ella also runs workshops and courses for parents and carers through her company Be Ready to Parent – www.bereadytoparent.co.uk. Louise Brown is a digital media consultant and mother to yet another busy 10 year old and seven year old boy/girl twins. Louise has worked in digital for over twenty five years for broadcasters, production companies and non-profit organisations in senior content and product management roles and occasionally still writes blog posts, sometimes about parenting.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 September 2020
I love love love this book! As a doula I often get asked which books I recommend and this will get added to the list.
It’s down-to-earth and easy to read, with top tips brought to life with first hand experiences. It feels really relatable and I love that there’s lots of different *real life* stories from parents about their pregnancy, births, feeding etc.
It’s not too overwhelming and you could dip in and out of it! A must read.