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Got Twins? Us too! This show is created by parents of twins FOR parents of twins from expecting times through the teenage years and everything in between. Just know that we are laughing WITH you every step of the way.

Twiniversity Podcast with Natalie Diaz Twiniversity

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 87 Ratings

Got Twins? Us too! This show is created by parents of twins FOR parents of twins from expecting times through the teenage years and everything in between. Just know that we are laughing WITH you every step of the way.

    The Harsh Reality of Living with an Eating Disorder and Having Twins with Alex Punton

    The Harsh Reality of Living with an Eating Disorder and Having Twins with Alex Punton

    In this episode, we meet Alex, a twin mom courageously navigating the challenges of motherhood while battling an eating disorder that began at age 16. Alex's story delves into the intricate layers of her journey, highlighting the added pressure of wanting to be a good mom amidst her ongoing struggle. Through her candid storytelling, we gain insight into the profound impact of societal pressures and personal insecurities on mental health. Alex's bravery in sharing her experience challenges the stigma surrounding eating disorders and inspires others to seek help. Join us as we honor Alex's journey toward healing and strive to create a culture of empathy and support for all mothers.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    TAPS (Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence). What is it and why it really matters when pregnant with twins with Stephanie Ernst

    TAPS (Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence). What is it and why it really matters when pregnant with twins with Stephanie Ernst

    In this episode, we unravel the mysteries surrounding Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence (TAPS) alongside Stephanie Ernst, a dedicated twin mom whose journey propelled her to advocate for awareness and support for families affected by this rare condition.

    Stephanie's personal narrative, fueled by her experience with identical twin daughters born with TAPS, serves as the driving force behind her mission to shed light on this often overlooked aspect of twin pregnancies. Stephanie underscores the vital role of researchers and advocates in amplifying awareness and understanding of TAPS. From founding the TAPS Support Facebook group to establishing a dedicated foundation for research funding, Stephanie's efforts have cultivated a supportive community where families can find solace, resources, and empowerment.


    For more information:

    https://www.tapssupport.com/

    https://stephanieernst.nl/advocacy/

    • 53 min
    A Twin Mom and Her Gestational Carrier Pt.2 with Jen and Triest

    A Twin Mom and Her Gestational Carrier Pt.2 with Jen and Triest

    In this part two episode, we continue into the extraordinary journey of Jen, a twin mom, and Triest, her gestational carrier. Together, we unravel the intricacies of surrogacy and gestational carriership, shedding light on the nuances that distinguish the two. Our conversation navigates through the terrain of assisted reproduction, addressing common misconceptions and providing clarity on the prevalence of surrogacy in today's society.

    Jen and Triest graciously share their deeply personal experiences, illustrating the beauty of unconventional paths to parenthood. Through candid conversations, they unravel the emotional intricacies, challenges, and joys of creating a family through gestational surrogacy.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    A Twin Mom and Her Gestational Carrier Pt.1 with Jen and Triest

    A Twin Mom and Her Gestational Carrier Pt.1 with Jen and Triest

    In this compelling episode, we delve into the extraordinary journey of Jen, a twin mom, and Triest, her gestational carrier. Together, we unravel the intricacies of surrogacy and gestational carriership, shedding light on the nuances that distinguish the two. Our conversation navigates through the terrain of assisted reproduction, addressing common misconceptions and providing clarity on the prevalence of surrogacy in today's society.

    Jen and Triest graciously share their deeply personal experiences, illustrating the beauty of unconventional paths to parenthood. Through candid conversations, they unravel the emotional intricacies, challenges, and joys of creating a family through gestational surrogacy.

    • 56 min
    A Personal Reflection on Delivery Day with Nat and her OB Dr. Anna Barbieri

    A Personal Reflection on Delivery Day with Nat and her OB Dr. Anna Barbieri

    We are taking a trip back in time and chatting with OB Dr.Anna Barbieri who is actually Natalie’s personal Obstetrician! Today we discuss Natalie’s difficult delivery day story, post-partum healing, empowered decision-making, and the importance of building a human connection through a relationship between patient and doctor.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    26 weekers and dealing with NEC Our Story of Hope with Judy Jarka

    26 weekers and dealing with NEC Our Story of Hope with Judy Jarka

    Judy Jarka is a first-time momma of twin girls who arrived early at 26 weeks weighing less than two pounds each. Today we’ll be discussing her pregnancy journey up until that point, the experience of early delivery with twins, and how hope is what got her family through their journey of dealing with Infant Necrotizing Enterocolitis.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

MotherloveB ,

Love, love, love

I found this podcast last year while pregnant with twins and I have listened to every episode at least once. It’s not an overstatement to say it’s changed my life and helped me in so many ways. Nat feels like my big sister, cheerleader, and genuine teacher/guide and I learn so much from every episode. Thank you for this incredible platform and community and all the time you put into these episodes. I am a better mom and woman because of it. Thank you!

ReneeBC09 ,

Thankful to have found

I am grateful for some of the real practical information I get from the podcast. Even more though I appreciate the realness of the emotions that come with being a twin parent. This gave me a place to have some of those difficult feelings validated while still showing me all the exciting moments to come.

salon.morganpratt ,

Great resource

I just found out I’m having my twinnies and I found this podcast from another expecting twin mom. I love it! I’ve learned a lot and even though I have 6 more months til they come, I’ll feel so much more ready. I’ll probably listen to all of them then listen again. Even my husband is listening. Love Nats humor too

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