What do Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts have in common?
They are all parents of twins – and now Beyonce and George Clooney and his wife are joining the trend. And they are in good company – William Shakespeare was the father of boy/girl twins, Hamnet and Judith, and he also wrote about twins in The Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night.
According to the latest data, multiple births in the UK have been on the rise – twin births have risen almost 50% from 1984 to 2004. In 2004 there were 10,548 multiple births – that means that about one in 34 babies was born a twin or a triplet in the UK (compared to just one in 52 in 1982).
Twins UK was launched in 2005 in response to the growing need to provide appropriate information, advice and good quality, practical products for the increasing number of parents of twins and more. Dedicated to twins, triplets and multiple births families throughout pregnancy and early years right through to adulthood, the organisation provides specialist equipment, advice and gifts, information on twin pregnancy and multiple birth, breastfeeding, parenting tips for twins and triplets and shopping/gift guides.
• Visit www.twinsuk.co.uk