Support group delivers: multiple birth parents never alone

RAISING one baby can be difficult but raising more than one can be terrifying.

The Orange Multiple Births Association is there to help. 

The theme for this year’s multiple birth awareness week, which runs from March 9 to 16, is “ You’re not alone”. 

Someone who knows how nerve-racking it is to have more than one baby at the same time is Rebecca Wignall, who is the mother of twins. 

Ms Wignall has started a multiple birth support group in Orange to provide fellowship and support for other parents in the same situation.

“Support groups can be a great place to find services, practical tips, resources and social events with like-minded people,” Mrs Wignall said. 

The group offers support to families in the Orange area who are facing double, triple or quadruple the fears of all expectant parents. 

Member and mother of twins Katie Parsons said she found it helpful to talk to parents who knew exactly how hard it could be to run around after two babies. 

“I have people around that I can talk to that actually have an idea of what I’m going through where parents of singletons really have no idea and have a tendency to judge,” she said. 

Mrs Wignall is calling on Orange families who have twins, triplets, quadruplets or more to come along tonight to a social dessert at Kelly’s Rugby Hotel upstairs in the Mary Jane restaurant. 

The event starts from 7.30pm and children are welcome. 

For information contact orangemultiplebirths@yahoo.com.au.

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