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Two at a time : having twins : the journey through pregnancy and birth
Seymour, Jane.
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Publication Information:
New York : Pocket Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
xi, 212 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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RG696 .S49 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The popular actress offers a guide to twin pregnancies, describing the physical effects of pregnancy, signs of potential problems, birthing options, preparing for a multiple birth, and how to juggle schedules to accommodate two newborns.

Author Notes

Jane Seymour was born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmona Frankenberg on February 15, 1951 in Hayes, Middlesex, England. She was educated at The Arts Educational School inTring, Hertfordshire, England. She took on the stage name "Jane Seymour" at age 17. She has a long acting career in both film and television starting in 1969 with a role in Richard Attenborough's film version of Oh! What a Lovely War. From 1972-1973 she starred as Emma Callon in the 1970's T.V. sereis The Omedin Line. In 1980 she returned to the big screen in the comedy Oh heavenly Dog opposite Chevy Chase. She also played Elise McKenna in the romantic fantasy Somewhere in Time opposite Christopher Reeve. In 1982 she starred in the Scarlet Pimpernel. In 1988 she won the female lead in the 12 part TV miniseries War and Remembrance where she played Natalie Henry. Jane Seymour continued to take numerous roles in TV Movies and series most notably as Dr. Michela Quinn in the TV sereis Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. She is also an accomplished painter and author. Her book Among Angels made the New York Times bestseller list in 2010.

(Publisher Provided) Jane Seymour was born in Hillingdon, England on February 15, 1951. She is a multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress. She has appeared in numerous television series and films including Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; Somewhere in Time; Live and Let Die; and The Wedding Crashers. She is also a painter in watercolors and oils, a fashion designer, and a jewelry designer. She has written numerous books including Remarkable Changes (2002); Making Yourself at Home (2007); and Open Hearts (2009). She and her husband James Keach have co-authored a series of children's books entitled This One and That One.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

"One baby is a miracle. To be given two at once is a gift beyond words," writes Seymour, already a successful children's author, in the introduction to her debut child-rearing book. The star of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman here gives a personal account of having twins at age 45. Best described as a diary of her pregnancy interwoven with advice and information on tests, ultrasounds, amniocentesis, exercise, and general dos and don'ts, this is not the story of an average mother's pregnancy (the star could afford special care, clothing, grooming, etc.). Yet her voice is compelling and reaches out to comfort and assist anyone expecting twins. Also, Seymour and coauthor Novotny's counsel is sound, with clear insets that answer leading concerns. (Novotny authored the library standby The Joy of Twins, written in a similar style.) A good choice for public libraries, given the popularity of the author and the paucity of useful books on twins. Annette V. Janes, Hamilton P.L., MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1 Precious Cargo
2 Steps in the Journey
3 Living in a Different World
4 Coming into the Homestretch
5 Giving Birth
6 Taking Care of This One and That One
7 Feathering a Nest for Two Babies
8 Stepping into the World