Multiple Births and Effects on the Family

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Essay #: 071802
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Multiple Births and Effects on the Family
In Canada, 3% of the births are multiple births with 95% of the births being twin births (Multiple Births Canada, 2004). The multiple births affect families causing impaired family adaptation (Taubman-Ben-Ari et al., 2008) during the post-partum period, depression in the mothers (Choi, Bishai & Minkovitz, 2009) and impaired sleep and exhaustion in the parents (Damato & Zupancic, 2009). Nurses provide education to families with multiple births and can assist families in coping with the stress associated with multiple births. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the effects of multiple pregnancies on families and strategies that can be used by nurses to assist families to cope with...
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