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Events and Training
Antenatal Classes
Directory of multiple birth antenatal classes throughout the UK allowing you to quickly find the right course for you. You can obtain course outlines and register your interest with TwinsUK who can also advise you on the courses available in your area. We recommend you book early as places are limited and the best time to attend a course is between 22 and 32 weeks.
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Training Courses
Want to find out more about parenting and caring for twins and multiples? Build you skills and knowledge and gain confidence through attendance at Parenting Twins and Multiples Courses and Tamba Education Days. Health professionals and parents can also attend events such as the Multiple Births Foundation Conference or Donor Conception Network Meetings.
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Local Events
Find out what's on in and around your area through our listings of events including celebrations, shows, and conventions around the UK. From Twins Clubs Family Fun Days, Tamba Events, Exhibitions, Charity Events, Twins Gatherings and much more! If you know of an event which we haven't listed, please feel free to contact us with information and let everyone know!
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International Festivals
Want to know what's happening in the rest of the world? We've rounded up all the twins and multiples' celebrations and conventions across the world including the famous Twins Days Festival held in the town of Twinsburg, USA and the world's largest gathering of multiples!
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Antenatal Courses
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Training Courses
Education, training, conferences and networking.
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Local Events
Find out what's happening across the UK.
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International Events
Find out what's happening across the World.
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10 Amazing Facts About Twins - Top 10 things you (probably) didn't know about twins!1. The scientific study of twins is known as "gemellology." The word twin is probably derived from an ancient German word twine, which means 'two together.'2.1 in every 32 children born is a twin (1 in 65 pregnancies results in a twin birth). Twins account for 1.5% of all pregnancies or 3% of the population.3.The twinning rate has risen 50% in the last 20 years. This is attributed to an increase in maternal age, wider use of IVF and assisted conception and advancement of medical technology.4. Fraternal twins do run in the family but only on the maternal line. If a mother herself is a fraternal twin, the chance of conceiving twins increases four-fold.5. The rate for identical twins, or mon read more