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Hospitals and Antenatal
Hospital Information
TwinsUK's Hospital Centre lists every maternity hospital in the UK and allows you to locate the nearest ones to you and understand the provision of care available for parents expecting twins, triplets or higher order multiples. Each listing includes contact information, multiple birth relevant data, birth statistics, user reviews, and invites you to comment on the hospital where you gave birth so that other parents can benefit from your experience.

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Antenatal Information
Our Antenatal Centre provides parents with information and advice on all aspects of twin and multiple pregnancy and signposts you to independent midwives and antenatal care providers where you may book private multiple birth antenatal classes. Our Twins Tips cover a range of topics including multiple pregnancy, labour and birth and you can also find support and advice through our useful links. Our Members also have the opportunity to 'Ask an Expert' questions.

Information for Professionals
We also offer information for health and educational professionals and charitable organisations. Registration and free Welcome Packs are available for any organisation involved in the care of families with twins and multiples or children with special needs. We work in partnership with experienced parents and professionals involved in the provision of care, research into multiple birth issues and those providing specialist support and funding.

You can register through our Members' Club, selecting the appropriate type of association at Step 2 in the 3-Step Process. It's quick and simple to register and it will help us to keep in touch with you and to provide the latest news and views relevant to your organisation.
You can also find help and advice through our Useful Links which has information about research programs, Government support, childcare, fertility services, premature babies, breastfeeding, medical issues and the charities we support, Tamba and BLISS.

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Antenatal Information
Our Antenatal Centre provides parents with information and advice on all aspects of twin and multiple pregnancy

Information for Professionals
We also offer information for health and educational professionals and charitable organisations.
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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