MBC » Fact Sheets

Here is a lsit of the fact sheets available in the MBC Member section of their website. This information is available to all MBC members.

  • Equipment - for Parents & Professionals
  • Clothing & Equipment - Twins & Triplets
  • Vêtements et équipements - jumeaux et triplés
  • Clothing & Equipment - Quadruplets & Quintuplets
  • Vêtements et équipements - quadruplés et quintuplés
  • Strollers - tips for choosing a stroller

  • Pregnancy and Prenatal - for Parents & Professionals
  • Bedrest
  • Development in Utero
  • Expectant Mom Tips
  • Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction - revised December 2010
  • Multiple Pregnancy and Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome - revised October 2011
  • Possible Risks: Part 1 Risk to the Mother - new October 2011
  • Possible Risks: Part 2 Risk to the Children - new October 2011
  • Possible Risks: Part 3 Reducing the Risks - new October 2011
  • Signs and Symptoms of Preterm Labour
  • Signaux précurseurs du travail prématuré
  • What to Bring to the Hospital: Ideas for the whole family!
  • You're Having Multiples!

  • Breastfeeding - for Parents & Professionals
  • Breastfeeding & Thrush
  • Breastfeeding Multiples - Are my babies getting enough breast milk? - revised September 2013
  • Est-ce que mes bébés reçoivent assez de lait maternel? (Are my babies getting enough breast milk?)
  • Breastfeeding Multiples - 11 Tips for Breastfeeding Your Multiples - revised September 2013
  • 10 Conseils pour allaiter vos multiples (10 Tips for Breastfeeding Your Multiples)
  • Breastfeeding Multiples and Fathers/Partners
  • Breastfeeding Multiples - Nipple Pain & Vasospasm
  • Breastfeeding Multiples - Resources
  • Breastfeeding Premature Multiples
  • Breastfeeding Multiples - Pumping Tips - revised March 2011
  • Allaitement de multiples : Des conseils pour l'expression du lait maternel (Pumping Tips) - revisé mars 2011
  • Breastfeeding Multiples - Storing Breast Milk - revised September 2013
  • Breastfeeding Multiples - Transporting Breast Milk to the NICU - revised March 2011
  • Breastfeeding Multiples - Tips on Fitting a Nursing Bra
  • Weaning Multiples
  • Bottle Feeding - Families may choose to bottle feed with expressed breast milk and/or formula in addition to or in place of breastfeeding. Here are suggestions for connecting during feeding time, preparing bottles, and how to bottle feed your babies. - new September 2013

  • Infancy - for Parents & Professionals
  • Co-bedding and Multiples
  • Dad's and Partner's Role
  • First Few Weeks
  • Higher Order Multiples
  • Preterm and Low Birth Weight (for parents)
  • Prématurés et faible poids à la naissance
  • Low Birth Weight & Preterm Multiple Births: A Canadian Profile (for professionals) - Best Start: Ontario’s Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre in partnership with Multiple Births Canada.
  • Insuffisance de poids à la naissance et naissances multiples prématurées : Profil Canadien - Meilleur départ : Centre de ressources sur la maternité, les nouveau-nés et le développement des jeunes enfants de l'Ontario, de concert avec Naissances multiples Canada.
  • Nutritional Guide for Multiple Birth Pregnancy
  • Nouvelle nutritives(Nutritional Guidelines for Multiple Birth Pregnancies)
  • Occipital Plagiocephaly of Positional Origin
  • Parental Relationships After Multiple Births
  • Postpartum Depression and Mothers of Multiples
  • Safety Tips for Parents of Multiples
  • Singleton Siblings of Multiples

  • Growing Up - for Parents & Professionals
  • Toilet Training Multiples
  • Who Gets The Car?
  • Multiples in School: Parent Tips PLUS Class Placement Support Letter
  • Multiples à l'école : Conseils pour parents
  • Multiples in School: A Guide for Educators
  • Multiples à l'école : Un guide pour les éducateurs
  • Speech and Language Development for Children of Multiple Births - Multiples are more likely to have speech delays than singleton children. Learn how you can support your children's speech and language development, from 6 months to 5 years old. - new September 2013

  • Bereavement - for Parents & Professionals
  • Grief: How Can I Help?
  • Grieving Grandparents - revised September 2013
  • Holidays & Grief - revised September 2013
  • How Can I Help Myself? Dealing with Grief
  • Loss and Grief: Statement of Rights
  • Loss of One, More or All Babies
  • La perte à la naissance de multiples(Loss of One, More or All Babies)
  • Loss Support Organizations
  • Loss Reading List
  • Memorial Ideas... - revised September 2011
  • Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction - revised December 2010
  • Pregnancy After Loss
  • Suggestions for Widows/Widowers
  • Talking with Your Children about Death
  • Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome - revised October 2011
  • Vanishing Twin Syndrome
  • When a Multiple Birth Parent Dies

  • Multiple Facts - for Parents & Professionals
  • Biology of Multiples - revised October 2011
  • Challenges of Parenting Multiples: Part 1 Couple Relationships - new October 2011
  • Challenges of Parenting Multiples: Part 2 Twins and Higher Order Multiple- new October 2011
  • Dealing with the Media
  • Declaration of Rights & Statement of Needs of Twins and Higher Order Multiples was updated and approved in June 2010 at the ICTS Congress in Seoul. The updated version can be viewed in PDF here:
  • Declaration revised in Seoul June 2010 at ICTS
  • The changes have not been reflected in the below older version (written in May 1995, updated in 2007) which includes references - Declaration of Rights & Statement of Needs of Twins and Higher Order Multiples
  • Incidence of Multiple Births
  • Multiple Birth Facts & Figures - revised September 2011
  • Multiple Birth Terminology
  • Zygosity Testing - Multiple Births Canada DNA zygosity testing program

  • Lone Parenting
  • Assisting Your Children in Handling Separation and Divorce
  • Assistez vos enfants à gérer une situation de séparation ou de divorce (Assisting Your Children in Handling Separation and Divorce)
  • Lone Parenting of Multiples
  • Lone Parents Reading List
  • Lone Parent Resources Military Spouses

  • Special Needs
  • Special Needs: Cerebral Palsy
  • Special Needs Financial Resources
  • Special Needs Resources