Multiple Birth Awareness Week

Multiple Birth Awareness Week (MBAW) is a national Australian campaign to raise awareness around and draw attention to the unique realities for multiple birth families and how active advocacy, positive education and engaged communities can contribute to enabling positive health outcomes for our families.

The changing theme for MBAW is launched at national convention, held annually, usually in October. 

2018

Strength in numbers

In 2018, strength in numbers was about giving families with twins, triplets or more, strength by providing information and support. We connected new families with a community of over 4,500 other multiple birth families.

2017

“Born a multiple; also an individual”

In 2017, we focused on raising awareness around the individuality of multiples; that even though they share a special bond as multiples, they are still unique individuals.

2016

"Leave no family behind"

In 2016, we created a stronger focus on the importance of all multiple birth families being connected with much needed support and community, regardless of location or experience.

2015

"T.E.A.M. – Together Everyone Achieves More”

In 2015, we acknowledged the teams that are involved in helping to raise twins, triplets or more and showing how, by working together, we can help families to thrive, not just survive.

2014

"You’re not alone"

In 2014, AMBA recognised that there is growing evidence that getting involved in a support group such as AMBA can have real benefits to the mental health and coping skills of parents.

2013

"Getting social”

We launched our first theme in 2013, acknowledging that clubs are taking advantage of social media to connect their members with an active community network and support – there always seems to be someone awake to answer a question.