Patient Care Units
Multiple Birth Services
Services for multiple birth families are provided by the Multiple Birth Coordinator. These include:
Information for Families
Having a multiple birth can be a joyful and exciting time. It can also be a time of mixed emotions and expectations. Excitement one day and fear the next are common feelings.
Both the parents and children in a multiple birth family have unique and special needs. Parenting twins or more is different than parenting a single child, and family dynamics change dramatically. Parents can face new physical, emotional and financial challenges with the arrival of their "instant" or suddenly increased family.
The Multiple Birth Coordinator provides support and information to these families throughout the antenatal and postnatal periods.
The Home Help Program is a service for families with a multiple birth. The program provides assistance for families with twins, triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets. The service is offered throughout South Australia and is managed by the Multiple Birth Coordinator at the WCH.
The WCH has an ongoing commitment to research and evidence based practice. Many research activities are conducted with support from the Multiple Birth Coordinator.
The Multiple Birth Coordinator is available 2 1/2 days per week - please leave a message on the answering machine at all other times.
5th Floor - Samuel Way Building
Phone: (08) 8161 7520
Fax: (08) 8161 8644
last modified: 07 Oct 2011