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Excerpted from The Baby Bump, Twins and Triplets Edition

Maternity Leave With Twins?

Do I get more maternity leave since I'm having multiples?

It certainly doesn’t hurt to ask. In many cases, your employer may be willing to give you a little extra time for you to adjust to your growing family, and in some states employers are required to provide extra unpaid leave for women with multiples. At a minimum, though, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period when a baby (or two, or three, or more) is born.

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Pregnancy checkups with multiples?

Eating while pregnant with twins?

Breastfeeding gear for twins?