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Womb Twin - http://www.wombtwin.com/

We are the voice of womb twin survivors around the world: a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing information and support. Womb twin survivors are the sole survivors of a twin or multiple pregnancy. When a twin dies, the sole survivor needs information and understanding. Here you will find high quality, well-researched information for womb twin survivors, their families, medical professionals, therapists and anyone interested in pre- and perinatal psychology. They also hold an annual conference presenting research and clinical findings, real-life accounts from Survivors, support and healing approaches, books and general information about Womb Twin Survivors from a panel of National Experts.


Twin Zygosity DNA Test by easyDNA UK - http://www.easydna.co.uk/twins-dna-test/

Find out if twins are identical or fraternal accurately and scientifically. easyDNA offers DNA testing for twins to help confirm whether twins are identical twins (monozygotic twins) or fraternal twins (heterozygotic twins). Results are 100% accurate. SPECIAL PRICE of £99 FOR TWINSUK MEMBERS.


Twin to Twin Transfusion Association - http://www.twin2twin.org/

A site for expectant parents whose babies are affected by the twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. TTTS's current work is concerned with providing an informative and up to date resource for TTTS - aimed at both sufferers and medical professionals.


The Miscarraige Association - http://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

The Miscarraige Association provides support for those affected by the loss of a baby/ies during pregnancy through a wide network of helpers and telephone support. The also provide useful information for families and health professionals.


The Lone Twin Network - http://lonetwinnetwork.org.uk

The Lone Twin Network is a support group run by and for lone twins, whose loss has occurred at or around birth, in childhood or during adulthood. Joan Woodward who runs the support groups has also written a book 'The Lone Twin - Understanding Twin Bereavement and Loss'. Through twice yearly meetings and personal contact, we aim to offer a friendly and comfortable environment in which to talk openly and honestly about how it feels to be without your twin. You will find there is a wide variety of experiences and circumstances of loss within the members of the group - please remember, you are not alone. e-mail: info@lonetwinnetwork.org.uk


SANDS (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society) - http://www.uk-sands.org

SANDS is working to support bereaved parents and families, and to press for improvements in care during pregnancy and when a baby/ies have died. Support and information plus a discussion forum for parents including loss of twin/multiples.


Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists - http://www.rcslt.org

The RCSLT represents speech and language therapists and support workers, promotes excellence in practice and influences health, education and social care policies.


Monoamniotic Organisation - http://monoamniotic.org/index.shtml

Monoamniotic Monochorionic Support Site offering support, information, experience and hope to those who have just been diagnosed, to those who have already delivered but looking for others to relate to, and to those who have lost due to this very rare and high-risk type of multiple pregnancy.


Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths - http://www.sids.org.uk

The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) is one of the UK's leading baby charities working to prevent infant deaths and promote baby health.


Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation - http://www.ectopicpregnancy.co.uk/

The Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation (EPF) has been established with the aim of improving the care of women with a diagnosis, or possible diagnosis, of ectopic pregnancy. We hope to reduce the morbidity and maternal mortality caused by this common condition. Their website provides information and treatment options. There is also an Ectopic Pregnancy Forum and a 24 hour patient helpline. For professionals we provide overviews and perspectives from various health professionals.


DNA Twin Test by IBDNA - Identical or Non-Identical - http://www.ibdna.com/tests/twin-zygosity-test/

Find out if twins are identical or fraternal accurately and scientifically. Offers DNA testing fortwins to help confirm whether twins are identical twins (monozygotic twins) or fraternal twins (heterozygotic twins). IBDNA uses a simple mouth swab from each twin which is then sent to their laboratory for processing. Results are 100% accurate. SPECIAL RATE FOR TWINSUK MEMBERS (SEE PARTNER PROMOTIONS ON OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS).

For more information about DNA testing twins, please visit the website or contact International Biosciences on 01273 227544 or info@ibdna.com


Cry-sis - http://www.cry-sis.org.uk

Cry-sis offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.You can contact the Cry-sis helpline on 08451 228 669 7 days a week 9am-10pm (GMT)


Contact A Family - Special Needs - http://www.cafamily.org.uk/direct/t51.html

The Contact a Family website is for families who have a disabled child and those who work with them or are interested to find out more about their needs. Has some information for families with twins or more with special needs.


CLAPA - Cleft Lip & Palate Association - http://www.clapa.com

CLAPA is the only UK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with, and affected by, cleft lip and palate. CLAPA provides support for new parents, and for people with the condition and their families, from infancy through to adulthood.


Child Bereavement Trust - http://www.childbereavement.org.uk

The Child Bereavement Trust is a national UK charity, founded in 1994. By listening to bereaved children and parents, The Child Bereavement Trust leads the way in improving the care offered to grieving families in the immediate crisis and in the many months following the death of someone important in their lives.


Cells4Life - Cord blood banking - http://www.cells4life.com

Cells4Life is the UKs largest cord blood bank, with more UK samples in storage than any other. Founded in 2002, by doctors and scientists looking to safeguard the futures of their own children, everything about our unique service has been designed for one purpose to provide babies and families with the best protection available for their long term health. More cells mean more, or better treatments. This is why Cells4Life has developed a unique, patented processing and storage technology that delivers more stem cells than any other. Mention C4LTWINS to receive 50% on additional children! 50% discount on additional children forming part of a multiple birth.


Auditory Verbal UK (Speech & Language Therapists) - http://www.avuk.org

Auditory Verbal UK is a charity that supports babies and children with hearing impairment to learn to listen and speak and enter mainstream school with age appropriate spoken language. Over the years we have supported many twins with hearing loss caused by being born prematurely. Susannah Burden CertMRCSLT, PgDip AVT, LSLS CertAVT Auditory Verbal Therapist and Specialist Speech and Language Therapist susie@avuk.org | +44 (0)1869 321492 | www.avuk.org


APNI - The Association for Post-natal Illness - http://www.apni.org

APNI, the UK's leading charity in this field, provides support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness. The Association provides a telephone helpline, information leaflets and a network of volunteers who have experienced postnatal illness.


APEC - Action on Pre-eclampsia - http://www.apec.org.uk

Action on Pre-eclampsia is a UK based charity set up in 1991. We help and support women worldwide who have had or who are worried about pre-eclampsia (preeclampsia), eclampsia, HELLP Syndrome or pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH).


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