S2 Episode 6 Twins..How Many of Us Have Them? with Daina Troy (Part 2)

This is part 2 of 3 series episodes where Daina Troy shares with u her journey of having twin Neurodivergent sons. In the previous episode, we learned about her birth story and nooks and crannies  of being a mom to twins. She also shared her passion and work. In this episode, we got a little more deeper and talked about the systems and lists that will save your life as a mom to twins which Jill masterfully crafted. You can get access to this if you hit us up on Instagram @atribecalledfertility or email us at atribecalledfertility@gmail.com. Breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful things and it is also the most excruciating experience for mothers. The take away from us in this episode is to build your system that supports yourself and ask for help from families when needed – you are not meant to do this alone. This episode is especially informative for those of you who are twin moms. Topics Covered:
  • Avoiding stress in the entire pregnancy journey and how your partner can support you in this
  • Not glamourising carrying twins
  • Breastfeeding twins
  • Having newborn twins is a family affair – ask for help from family who can alternately help around the house and taking care of the babies after birth
  • Jill uses systems, checklists, and schedules whenever and wherever!
  • Jill’s list
  • Feeding twins 
  • Mothering your children and giving them tools to express themselves
  • Parenting in the modern times and navigating about family members
  About The Show:   A Tribe Called Fertility is a platform to share conversations about maternal health, black families and their experiences around fertility. Our mission is to provide support and possible solutions to decrease birth disparities for black babies and maternal mortality outcomes for black women.   Read more about the hosts and their birth stories in Our Stories page.   About Daina Troy:   Daina Troy is mother to Evan and Ethan, 8-year-old neurodiverse twin boys, and resides in South Jersey with her family. She serves as the Associate Director of the Makuu Black Cultural Center, a cultural center of University Life at the University of Pennsylvania for students of the African Diaspora. She co-teaches the History of People of African Descent at the University of Pennsylvania with Dr. Brian Peterson and Rev. Dr. Charles Howard through the Department of Africana Studies. Prior to entering higher education, Ms. Troy enjoyed a career in urban music and marketing in New York City and Los Angeles. A Philly native, Daina loves hip-hop, good vibes, and good people.   Connect with Daina: Email: richie17@upenn.edu   Connect with Us: Website: https://atribecalledfertility.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atribecalledfertility/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/atcf_podcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMbjB2PHM2LLmc3_rzX0EEw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atribecalledfertility   Listen to your favorite podcast platforms: Anchor  Apple podcasts Google Podcast  Pocket Casts Radio Public  Spotify 
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