Searching for twin pregnancy books to prepare you for your upcoming twin delivery? We’ve done the research and found the best twin pregnancy books just for you. Plus, they make great gifts for the expecting twin parents in your life. As twin parents ourselves, we’ve vetted these twin books just for you. Read below to check out these great books on twin pregnancy and expecting two.
If you’re here, you’re obviously looking for twin pregnancy books to read. Which means you’re either newly pregnant and just found out you’ll be parenting twins. Or maybe you’re one of the rare twin parents who found out it was twins at a later ultrasound. Either way, congrats on your two little ones! Now it’s time to expect with twins.
If you just heard that second heartbeat for the first time, or you know it’s been two for a while, you need to read our twin pregnancy week by week timeline to help you learn what happens week by week with twins. Click here to learn more… and while you’re at it, check out our expecting twins classes and twin parent coaching services.
Why you’ll want to read these twin books
The truth is, pregnancy can be one of the most amazing and confusing times in your life, whether you’re having one or two (or even three!). As an expecting twin parent, you’re about to embark on something life-changing. So of course, there’s a lot to think about. From what to expect when you go into labor with twins, what happens if both twins (or just one) goes into the NICU, what to pack in your hospital bag, and even whether you want to bank your twins’ cord blood.
Read more below for our top twin pregnancy books that every expecting twin parent should read before giving birth to twins.
What to Do When You’re Having Two: The Twins Survival Guide By Natalie Diaz
“I’m having twins! What should I do first?”
In What to Do When You’re Having Two, Natalie Diaz – the twin expert behind Twiniversity and a mother of twins herself! – provides an honest resource that covers all aspects of life with twins from pregnancy through your duo’s first birthday.
It’s a humorous, reassuring book that covers everything from making a birth plan checklist to overcoming challenges of twin pregnancy. Additionally, it has sections on premature delivery and neonatal intensive care, plus sticking to one sleep schedule with twin babies.
Including tips for families on how to prepare for twins and advice on managing your household budget. This twin pregnancy book is a must-read for ALL parents of twins, triplets, and any set of multiples!
The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook By KIM WEST
If you’re wondering how to get newborn twins to sleep, Kim’s bestselling book can teach you how to help your twins sleep so you can get some rest too.
You can start to establish healthy sleep habits for your twins now—even if you aren’t able to help them get into good sleeping patterns yet.
The book will teach you how to get your babies used to sleeping, with gentle techniques that involve soothing and comforting before sleep. You can use it now or save it for later when you’re ready—it’s a great resource!
Dad’s Guide to Twins By Joe Rawlinson
When you find out that you are having twins, your mind races with a million questions and concerns. It can be downright overwhelming trying to figure out how to raise twins.
Whether you are a new twin parent or experienced parents to twins, this twin book provides helpful insights into the experience.
Surprisingly, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about the financial aspects of twin pregnancy. As a bonus, it has tips that can save money and eliminate surprises.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting By Heidi Murkoff
Heidi’s book is written in a friendly tone. Plus, her ability to put readers at ease will help new twin parents feel more confident as they go through this incredible journey.
In this book, Heidi answers your most pressing and personal questions. She offers practical advice and realistic insight for the pregnancy journey. In addition, she reassures you in times of crisis by providing the latest medical information.
Emotionally Healthy Twins: A New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children By Joan Friedman
In Emotionally Healthy Twins, Dr. Joan A. Friedman outlines seven key concepts for helping twins develop into self-realized individuals. Her book also offers parents specific strategies for each stage in their children’s growth.
Drawing on her experience as a twin and the mother of twins, Dr. Friedman shows how these frameworks can help raise happy and well-adjusted kids.
The Wonder Weeks By Xaviera Plas-Plooij, Ph.D. and Frans X. Plooij, Ph.D.
The Wonder Weeks is a revolutionary book that reveals the reason behind your baby’s puzzling behaviors. Additionally, it offers innovative tips on how to deal with them.
Also, this book explains the stages of development in babies, as well as what to expect from your baby during these stages.
If you’re looking for other twin pregnancy resources
Of course, there are a ton more twin pregnancy resources to help prepare you for your twins’. You can check out our Twiniversity Amazon store, where we handpick our favorite twin gear and twin baby products, from must-haves to our current faves. Or sign up to get our Pregnancy week by week emails, where we send you weekly checklists, to-dos, product suggestions, and so much more!