SEEING DOUBLE; Exclusive help group for twins.Byline: By VICKY ROBSON
THEY say it's double the trouble, but for these proud mums it's twice as nice.
And now they are coming together to share their experiences of having twins at a special support and social group set up in Newcastle to help them.
Multi-Tastic was started at the Far Community Centre, on Acanthus acanthus (əkăn`thəs), common name for a member of the Acanthaceae, a family of chiefly perennial herbs and shrubs, mostly native to the tropics. Avenue, in Fenham, as a place where mums of twins and multiple births could go to meet each other.
Harriet Alderson, 33, of Gainsborough Grove, who is mum to Daisy and Esme, now 21 months, helps run the weekly group.
She said: "A group of us met through our ante-natal classes at the Royal Victoria Infirmary The Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, was opened on 11 July 1906 by Edward VII on ten acres of Town Moor given by the Corporation and Freemen. , and we all wanted to meet up and keep in touch.
"But where can you go with six mums and 12 babies?
"The group is a great place to come for advice. But I think the main part of the support is having other people to share experiences with.
"There are some things about having twins that are so different to having just the one child that you need to talk to other twins' mums.
"It's also great to see the different ages and stages that you know will be coming up. The group has gone from strength to strength because it's supportive, enjoyable and fun."
Liza Gallon, 33, of Gosforth, agreed. Her children, Mischa and Rocco, are 15 weeks old. She said: "It's great to have the social aspect with other mums, but the main thing for me is that sometimes you just have specific twin issues.
"Quite a lot of the time twins are born early so you are not just dealing with twins, you are dealing with prematurity as well.
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The mums also organise day trips, have special singing sessions twice a month and run arts and crafts arts and crafts, term for that general field of applied design in which hand fabrication is dominant. The term was coined in England in the late 19th cent. as a label for the then-current movement directed toward the revivifying of the decorative arts. for older children.
Among those in the group are Cath Short and her 16-week-old twins, Amelia Amelia
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Cath, 38, of Prudhoe, who also has a four-year-old son, Alex, said: "It's somewhere you can just come and relax.
"It's hard to get out with twins sometimes, so having a place like this to come is great."
Multi-Tastic runs every Thursday, from 1pm to 3pm (during term-time only), at the Far Community Centre, on Acanthus Avenue, in Fenham, Newcastle.
For more information about the group, contact the community centre on (0191) 274 9264.
HEADSTART: Rocco Gallon and twin Mischa, left, at Multi-Tastic, a group especially for parents of twins or triplets PICTURES: LLOYD WRIGHT Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr. (March 30,1890, Oak Park, Illinois – May 31, 1978, Santa Monica, California), commonly known as Lloyd Wright, was an American architect who did most of his work in Southern California. www.chroniclelive.co.uk/buyaphoto ref: 01425423; SUPPORT: Mums can compare notes and get advice on their twins; TWICE AS NICE: Harriet Alderson with her 21-month-old daughters Esme and Daisy, left; SISTER ACT: Twin girls Erin, left, and Daisy Jones at the Multi-Tastic support group