Just wanted to share what our club did for the upcoming Multiple Awareness Month. Since our club, Wauksha Mothers of Twins Club (WMOTC) meets at our local hospital, Waukesha Memorial, for our meetings, we made "Taggie" blankets for all sets of twins born there. They are cute, little blankets each baby can use for comfort, and the parents can have as a keepsake. One side is a soft fleece, and the other side is Thing One and Thing Two material from Dr. Seuss. We also attached our Club flyer, so twin mothers can find and join us for support. We made 38 sets and delivered them to the NICU. I've attached a few pictures. All members worked on them during our last meeting.
The NICU was absolutely thrilled with the donation!
The latest CDC statistics (2009) on the multiple birth rate in the United States reports that the 2011 twin birth rate remained at 33.2 per 1,000, with slight increase 131,269 live births.The twinning rate rose 70 percent between 1980 and 2004, but the pace of the increased rate has slowed in recent years. The 2011 triplet/+ birth rate was 137per 100,000 which is essentially unchanged from 2010. The triplet/+birth rate climbed more than 400 percent between 1980 and 1998. (Source: CDC)
It's About Us -
Multiples of America also known as The National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families of multiple birth children through education, research, and networking.
Multiples of America is very excited about our sixth annual Multiple Birth Awareness month in April 2014. Our objective is to help spread the word of the services provided by our organization through research, education and support from local community clubs.
In support of our mission:
In partnering with local support groups, health care providers, researchers, and educators, and with the highest standards of integrity, respect and professionalism, we endeavor to aid parents of multiples and to raise public awareness of the unique qualities of multiple birth families.
Multiples of America will be working with our member clubs in planning local and national events in support of educating our communities about the wonderful world of multiples. Additionally, these events help to spread the word about the support groups and networks existing today which can provide ongoing support.
It's About You -
Each of you — local support groups, educators, medical professionals, and mediapersonnel — play a critical role in this endeavor.During April 2014, we are asking
that you involve your local community by planning events to raise the awareness of multiple births while celebrating these special individuals and their families.
Our 2014 goal is to double the number of clubs that share their local events and
celebrations with other clubs on our MBA website.
Multiples of America has put together this Multiple Birth Awareness Kit to help you get started.It includes event ideas, press releases, flyers, and communications that can be used in planning and executing your local awareness efforts.Each event, no matter how big or small, makes a difference. By joining together, we can make a lasting impact.
Join us in April 2014 and help create
an awareness that lasts a lifetime,
and start a tradition for years to come.
Multiples of America President
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sending your MBA event ideas to:
To all our Clubs
that participated during
MBA Month 2014!
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