Community resources

Together with our affiliated member-club network, AMBA provides multiple birth families with support, information, events and a range of resources.

In addition to our support, AMBA has links to many formal and informal organisations who provide complementary resources to what AMBA can provide. In some cases, these organisations are more skilled in certain areas where AMBA has limited resources and expertise - such as SIDS. In most cases, these are organisations that address a need that is relevant to multiple birth families, but does not only affect multiple birth families.

In other cases, there are support needs that are particular to multiple birth families. These may include higher order multiples (HOMs) and babies with medical conditions such as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Part of our support role is creating opportunities for families to reach out to other families. Clubs provide a valuable service with a structure for families to network and create connections.

These resources are provided for your information. They are not AMBA resources and AMBA recommends using these resources as a guide only and to consult professional help if you require further assistance.

General support resources for families with multiples

AMBA affiliated member-club network
Joining a multiples club is a great source of support for parents of twins, triplets and multiples. Local clubs are run by volunteers who are all parents of twins and triplets themselves, who get together to provide mutual support and friendship to families. For the most part, clubs offer similar services such as new & expectant parent information sessions, playgroups, seasonal social events, newsletters, social media support, equipment hire and buy/swap/sell opportunities.

Multiple Multiples Facebook group
A group for parents with more than one set of multiples

Support, Questions and Chat for Feeding Multiples! & Other Fun Questions
A group of over 1,500 parents of multiples where you can chat, ask questions and have support from other parents on feeding your twins, triplets or more.. breast feeding, bottle feeding, weaning, tips, tricks and how we got through those first 12 months and beyond. 

Multiple Birth Families Special Needs Support
Online supportive community for parents of multiples who have one or more children with special and additional needs. 

 

Dads resources

More on support for dads
AMBA website

Join the Multiple Dads Sanctuary Facebook group
With over 2,000 members from over 32 countries, MDS is not your average ‘blokes group’. They have strict guidelines on expected behaviour; no trashing partners or family, some polarising topics are off limits and the expected behaviour around support, scrolling on, and sharing of experiences etc. The group is all about being on the same page.

A dad's guide to twins
An American dad writing and recording podcasts about his life with twin girls + 2 older boys.

 

Bereavement

‘Sam and Finn’
Sam and Finn’ is the story of the author's twin sons, one of whom died unexpectedly 12 hours after birth. Originally written for her surviving twin, Finn, it is a book for all children and families who have experienced the loss of a twin, sibling or child. It is a story of hope.

Personalised Loss Books
Personalised or general books all about the loss of a loved one. The books have been written specifically to share with younger children who have lost a sibling, parent or grandparent, to help keep the memory of their lost love one alive using comfortable and safe dialogue and imagery. 

Red Nose Grief and Loss
Red Nose Grief and Loss Services assist families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, during birth, pregnancy or infancy, regardless of the cause.

The Center for Loss In Multiple Birth
Originated in 1987, CLIMB is a non-profit organisation based in Anchorage, Alaska, serving families throughout the United States, Canada, and beyond. Their mission is to provide parent-to-parent support for all who have experienced the death of one or more of our twins or higher multiple birth children at any time from conception through birth, infancy, and early childhood.

Twinless Twins
Twinless Twins exists to help twins who have lost their twin. The Twinless Twins Support Group International™ (TTSGI) provides a safe and compassionate community for twinless twins to experience healing and understanding. TTSGI also provides support for twins and other multiples who have lost their twin due to death at any age.

Pink Elephants Support Network
Supporting women through their grief by giving them access to relevant information about miscarriage, beautiful emotional support resources and connection with other women.

The Smiley Reilly Project
An Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the families of those directly affected by the loss of an infant or young child. Their mission is to provide fun, positive experiences to help families stay together and support each other during very difficult times.

“Some days we just want to be held and told it’s OK to cry”
A mother's story about losing a triplet to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Feeding, birthing and parenting multiples

Breastfeeding Twins & More
This group started as a way for mums who have attended an ABA Twins & More breastfeeding class in Melbourne to connect and share. But it was just too good to keep to ourselves, so now everyone is welcome, whether breastfeeding worked out for you or not. If you are a mother who has been twice - or even triple - blessed, come and join the discussion, share your experience and laugh at the craziness that is ABA Twins & More.

Birthing Multiples Naturally
This group has been created as a safe place for families to discuss birthing their multiples naturally. Unfortunately in today's medical world it has become routine for multiples to be delivered by caesarean section, and because of this, women who choose to birth their multiples naturally are often the target of negativity.

Naturally parenting twins
An online community of twin and triplet mamas who strive to practice natural family living and attachment parenting with multiples.

Single Mums with Twins or More
Being a single mum of multiples is hard work. Often people just don't "get" how it is for us. This is a place where we can support others and vent when we need to. It is also a place to talk about our families and take pride in how amazing we are to get through each and every day. 

Singlemum.com.au
SingleMum.com.au is Australia's largest single / divorced parent general information website.

Rainbow Families Multiple Births Group
This group is a safe space for same sex families of multiple births to come and share and discuss issues and topics of subjects that are directly related to their families needs. We all have unique lives with unique circumstances as a minority group in our community we can stick together and support each other.  

 

High risk multiples

MoMo Twins Australia and New Zealand Facebook group
Monoamniotic twins are identical twins that share the same amniotic sac within their mother's uterus. 

The Monoamniotic Monochorionic (Mo-Mo) Twin support group (USA)
This site is a support resource for parents diagnosed with monoamniotic twins or parents of monoamniotic twins. It is supported entirely by members and is not affiliated with any medical organisation.

TTTS Australia & New Zealand
This is a place for families who have been through Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) or are currently going through TTTS in Australia or New Zealand.

TTTS Foundation (USA)
Established in 1989, the Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation is the first and only international 501c.3. nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing immediate and lifesaving educational, emotional and financial support to families, medical professionals and other caregivers before, during and after a diagnosis of twin to twin transfusion syndrome. 

 

Higher Order Multiples (HOM) support

Aussie HOMmies Group
A group for Australian parents of triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets or more.
If you’d like access, please email hom@amba.org.au to request to join. 

Multiple Birth Volunteer Support Foundation
The Multiple Birth Volunteer Support Foundation (MBVS) assists families of triplets or more, or twins in challenging circumstances, in their home by providing volunteers to lend a hand with the babies. Get in contact via their website at www.mbvs.org.au

 

Multiple birth research organisations

Twins Research Australia
TRA is Australia’s only national twin research centre of excellence and recognised as a world leader in this field. They bring twins and researchers together to undertake health research to benefit everyone. TRA are based at the University of Melbourne, and undertake and support twin research in institutes and hospitals across Australia and globally.

International Society for Twin Studies (ISTS)
The International Society for Twin Studies (ISTS) wants to further research and public education in all fields related to twins and twin studies, for the mutual benefit of twins and their families and of scientific research in general. The Society was founded in Rome in 1974 and is an international, nonpolitical, nonprofit, multidisciplinary scientific organization.

Center for the Study of Multiple Birth
The Center for the Study of Multiple Birth is an American nonprofit organization that was founded in 1977 by identical twins, Louis and Donald Keith. The three primary reasons for its inception were research, education, and public service. In their 28-year history, they have either published and supported the publication of numerous documents and books relating to multiple births.