April 2010 is Multiple Awareness Month

Matters of Muliples and Multiple Birth Awareness month

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April 2010 - Multiple Birth Awareness month in the United States. Help create an awareness!

April marks the second annual Multiple Birth Awareness Month in the United States—a time to increase awareness about the issues facing families of multiple birth children and ways family, friends, professionals, and organizations can support them.Sponsored by the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs Inc., TWINS Magazine and Fetal Hope Foundation.

The most recent birth statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are from 2006. In that year, the twin birth rate was 137,085—more than twice the number reported for 1980 (68,339). Additionally, there were 6,118 triplets, 355 quadruplets and 67 quintuplets births in 2006. With an increase in multiple births comes an increased concern about the health and well being of those children, and the issues faced by their parents.

Multiple births in general are on the rise. With increased births, comes an increased concern regarding the health and well being of multiple birth children. (source CDC)

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