AMBA launches annual Multiple Birth Awareness Week to raise awareness of the importance of providing information and support to multiple birth families. MBAW2018

The Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) today announced the theme for this year’s Multiple Birth Awareness Week (MBAW), running from 11th to 18th March 2018. The annual week‐long event centres around running community events to raise awareness of the important work done by AMBA and local clubs around Australia in providing vital support to multiple birth families. In 2018, AMBA is focusing on raising awareness around the importance of the support network for families and individuals.

 

The theme for Multiple Birth Awareness Week (MBAW) 2018 is 'Strength in Numbers'
Sunday 11th to Sunday 18th March 2018

Read more: Multiple Birth Awareness Week 2018

 

The AMBA Appreciation Awards program was established to acknowledge AMBA members’ valued contributions; introduce dedicated, creative and innovative individuals and clubs to their peers on a national level; promote teamwork; recognise activities that increase the profile of AMBA within local and national communities and promote national affiliation. 

Read more: AMBA Appreciation Awards Winners 2017

The Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) has launched the Purple Butterfly initiative – a simple and sensitive way to let others know about the loss of a baby, or babies, from a set of multiples.

In Australia, some 300 babies from a set of multiples passed away in 2014.

AMBA is working with the Skye High Foundation to provide Purple Butterflies to be displayed on infants’ beds while in hospital so that families are given the support and understanding that they need from staff and other parents.

Read more: AMBA launches the Purple Butterfly initiative to help bereaved families of twins, triplets or more

Facebook group supports dads with multiples

By Neil Ward (AMBA Magazine)

Dad to Connor and Christian

Late in 2010, my wife Tina and I were dealt a blow we could never have ever imagined possible – the inability to have children. Once we exhausted all other options, like adoption, we stumbled upon surrogacy, and we now have two amazing boys thanks to a professional team in India. It was a long, complex, ethical, emotional and expensive journey, and I found it difficult for other dads and male friends to comprehend, as they just had no idea about surrogacy, let alone multiples.

Read more: Multiple Dads Sanctuary
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