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Twins are on the increase. Around one in sixty births is a multiple birth, which is up from around one in ninety two decades ago. Most multiples births are twins with around 5% being three or more babies.    With women delaying the birth of their first child and increase in the use of fertility drugs to assist conception, twins are increasingly more common. In the past the majority of twins were youngest born, now twins are more likely to be born first than in any other position.   Raising twins multiplies the challenges, as well as the joys of parenting. Parenting twins in the early years means parents are always tired.    Sleep deprivation, which comes with parenting babies and toddlers, seems twice as bad with twins as they are programmed to wake separately. Mothers of multiples are more likely to say they are exhausted, have no downtime at ...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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