WEBSITES ABOUT TWINS

The following is a list of web sites designed to educate, support, or just be fun for twins or anyone interested in twins. Please feel free to contact us with your suggestions about additional web sites to add to this list.

TWIN CHAT ROOMS AND MESSAGE BOARDS

Twins List: "This list is intended for discussion of all aspects of twins and supertwins (triplets, quadruplets,…). Though a lot of the day-to-day discussion revolves around survival strategies and equipment purchases for new parents of twins and more, discussion of other topics is very welcome."

Website: http://www.twinslist.org/
Email for FAQs: twinfaqs@yahoo.com
Listserv subscriptions: listproc@usc.edu

RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND COUNSELING

Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics:

Was established to facilitate the development of a multidisciplinary, integrated research program in the Genetic Epidemiology of Psychiatric Illness and Human Behavior and Development in the Departments of Psychiatry and Human Genetics at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Health Center and Medical School. Often works in unison with the Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry to perform research studies.

Website: http://www.vipbg.vcu.edu

Center for the Study of Multiple Births: http://www.multiplebirth.com

Twins Foundation: http://www.twinsfoundation.com

Twin Resource Center

The Twin Resource Center is an education and counseling service directed by a licensed clinical social worker who is a twin and the daughter of a twin. Educational workshops are available for professionals who are now encountering twins at increasingly high numbers. This specialized training will give health care workers, counselors, teachers and others added expertise to more fully address twins' needs in their professional setting. Direct counseling services are also available for twins and their loved ones who might be struggling with any twin related matter from expecting parents’ concerns, to twins in conflict, to dealing with end of life issues.

Phone Number: 336.420.3277
Website: https://www.twinresourcecenter.org
Email: jacqueline@twinresourcecenter.org

MEDICAL

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation:

For families and caregivers before, during, and after pregnancies diagnosed with twin to twin transfusion syndrome.

Website: http://www.tttsfoundation.com

BEREAVEMENT

Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB, Inc.)

Founded in 1987, CLIMB deals with parents who have experienced the death of a multiple or multiples during pregnancy, birth, infancy, or childhood. It publishes the quarterly “Our Newsletter” and has an active parent contact network. Various articles and assistance are available to parents of twins clubs, professionals and parent support groups.

Box 91377
Anchorage, AK 99509
Phone: 907.222.5321

Website: http://www.climb-support.org
Email: climb@pobox.alaska.net

Twinless Twins Support Group

Serving in support of twins (all multiple births) who suffer from the loss of companionship of their twin through death or estrangement. Twinless Twins Support Group International is an organization offering support to an estimated 2000 twinless twins. Members gather annually. Can reach members by geographical location. See website for more details.

Phone number: 1.888.205.8962
Website: http://www.twinlesstwins.org
Email: contact@twinlesstwins.org

PARENTING/SUPPORT GROUPS

Mid-Atlantic Parents of Multiples: https://mapomblog.wordpress.com/

Richmond (VA) area Mothers of Multiples: https://www.bigtent.com/groups/ramom

Eastern Prince William (VA) Mother’s of Multiples: http://www.pwmomc.org/

Tidewater (VA) Mothers of Multiples: http://www.tmomc.org

North Carolina Mothers of Multiples: http://www.ncmom.org

South Carolina Mothers of Multiples: http://orgsites.com/sc/mummsclub/

Twin Pregnancy and Beyond: http://www.twin-pregnancy-and-beyond.com

National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc.

Official site of the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs (NOMOTC), a nation-wide support group for parents of twins and higher order multiple birth children. Network of more than 475 local clubs representing over 23,000 individual parents of multiples. A great place to meet and talk to moms of multiples. They also have great links to "Multiple" sites.

Website: http://www.multiplesofamerica.org/

List of National and International Support Organizations for Multiple Birthshttp://www.kumc.edu/gec/support/twin.html

FUN AND FREEBIES

Twin Stuff: http://twinstuff.com/

Top Picks for Parents of Multiples: http://multiples.about.com

Freebies and other Offers-- For Twins and More!

The following is a listing of companies that offer coupons, discounts or free offers to either new parents, new parents of multiples (sometimes triplets+) and parents of multiples. Remember, if you are parents of "super-twins", most companies that offer free products for twins will send three for triplets, etc., be sure to ask! In compiling this list, it was not always clear as to whether a given company also had offers for singletons. It never hurts to ask. Each company has different requirements, be sure to check if they need a copy of birth certificates, etc.

Twins Magazine: http://twinsmagazine.com
Twins World: http://www.twinsworld.com
Twins Talent: http://www.twinstalent.tv