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Multiple births are usually considered "high risk" but there are things you can do to minimize this. Eat plenty of good food, particularly high-quality proteins. Take a daily walk to keep in shape aerobically and to encourage the baby's to settle in a head-down position. Read everything you can about birth, especially multiple birth.
Our society gives surprisingly little support to families who have lost a baby to miscarriage. For those outside of the immediate family (and frequently for everyone but the mother herself) the baby wasn't "real" yet. Yet you who carried him or her in your body, even for a brief time, knew and loved this baby. Don't let anyone downplay the seriousness of your loss. Take as much time as you need to mourn your loss.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|