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Multiple Milestones is a dedicated charity that supports higher order multiples aged 0 to 5 and their families throughout England and Wales.
Providing advice and support from pregnancy to birth, the first year to the primary years, we are committed to improving the development and well-being of triplets, quadruplets and more. We have a dedicated team of qualified professionals with experience supporting the families of higher order multiples and an established network of parents and caregivers. We deliver remote advisory services, online resources and e-learning, as well as providing structured programmes of support within the home to families who need it most.
Supporting our families during COVID-19 crisis
During the current Coronavirus outbreak, we are following the latest advice from the Government and Public Health England and urging all our families to ‘Stay Safe, Stay at Home’. We recognise the challenges that this presents for those with higher order multiples, particularly when losing your in-person support from family and friends.
We’ve therefore produced ‘A Guide to Isolating with Multiples’ to provide essential guidance, support and recommendations to help you manage over the coming weeks.
Neonatal & Special Baby Care Units
Most triplets and quadruplets will spend some time in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Baby Unit, depending on their birth weight, gestation at birth and individual needs. We have created the following guide to discuss some of the key elements of what happens on Neonatal and Special Baby Care Units, to give you a brief overview of what to expect.
at home support
Our team of higher order multiples experts provide at home support for the families of triplets, quadruplets and more in pregnancy, at birth and beyond.
We offer remote support via factsheets, videos and learning tools, as well as an online support network of professionals and higher order multiple families.
Help us with fundraising events, corporate sponsorship or one-off donations to ensure we can continue to support higher order multiples.
Advocating equal opportunities for higher order multiples
We are committed to facilitating access to equal opportunities for higher order multiples and their families, within and outside the home. We work to safeguard, prevent and reduce the impact of prematurity, developmental delays and insufficient access to resources so we can create an equal platform for triplets and quads from birth and beyond. By raising awareness of the challenges they face, we can advocate the need for comprehensive, specialist support services.
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Promoting parental confidence, independence and well-being
Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia and post natal depression are more than twice as likely for parents of higher order multiples. We work to equip families and caregivers with the parenting skills and confidence to prevent social isolation, promote independence and well-being, and improve the quality of life for all. We also provide dedicated bereavement support following the loss of one or more babies during pregnancy, at birth or any point afterwards.
Peer-to-peer support & Telephone Befriending
We know that speaking to someone with shared experiences who understands the unique challenges (and triumphs) you face as a parent of higher order multiples, can provide a huge source of comfort, reassurance and relief. We provide a matching service between families in local communities who are able to offer telephone support and befriending to help you on your multiples journey.
Raising Quads | Honest Parenting
Sitting nervously on the sonographer’s bed with Matt by my side, we prayed that we were not going through an ectopic pregnancy. I’d suffered chronic pain for two weeks and convinced myself I was going to lose this baby. I was approximately 5 weeks pregnant.
Time stood still, and the sonographer scanned me in silence. I knew something wasn’t right. Finally, after what felt like hours (but was probably only 20 minutes) she put down the internal scan wand and turned to me and Matt, “Okay, I’ll tell you what I can see…”
Signposting, Safeguarding and Sustainability
We’re committed to building sustainable support networks for the families of higher order multiples. We work in partnership with local organisations and national providers to facilitate signposting, medical referrals, community support and regional funding, as well as contributing research to improve service provision for the future. Safeguarding the physical and psychological well-being of children, families and caregivers will always be our number one priority.