Importance of support groups for parents of multiples

Julie Gillespie, Author & Triplet Mom, explains why it is so important for parents of multiples to get involved in a parent support group, and how they can find one nearby
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Importance of support groups for parents of multiples

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Getting involved in a parent support group, as a parent of multiples, is paramount. It's is so, so important. You can find them on Facebook, there's Mothers of Supertwins, a national organization. There's Triplet Connection, another national organization; fantastic. We don't have a peer group of triplet parent above us because IVF started mid 60's. So we are our own leaders of this triplet phenomenon. And because of that we have to rely on each other. I'll never forget; we were running late for a plane and it was like 5 minutes, we were not going to make it. The stewardess jumped form behind the counter, grabbed my - We had 3 car seats, the babies in each one; and she grabbed one of the car seats, rolled me to the next gate and said, "Move aside, move aside" to the crowd, gave him our ticket and I said, "How can I ever thank you?" and she said, "Oh don't thank me. I had triplets once, I lost them at 3 months so I did this for them. Have a great day." There's a bond. When you've been in my shoes or the shoes of another parent of multiples. And it's a really strong connection, so don't be afraid to hook into it.

Julie Gillespie, Author & Triplet Mom, explains why it is so important for parents of multiples to get involved in a parent support group, and how they can find one nearby

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Julie Gillespie

Author & Triplet Mom

Julie Reynolds-Gillespie, DPT, a mother of multiples, physical therapist, teacher and writer, is a graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s College and the University of Southern California. She has been a physical therapist who specializes in Women’s Health for 28 years. Currently she has a physical therapy practice in Santa Monica and works at Fusion Physical Therapy in Los Angeles.

Julie is a co-author of The Pelvic Floor.  Most recently she’s published Magical Multiple Moments. This book is a culmination of a five-year project where Julie interviewed over 250 parents of multiples and polled their advice about raising happy, healthy twins and triplets.  

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