We are the Newcastle Multiple Birth Club Inc. (NMBC), and we understand that being a parent of twins, triplets or more can be an incredible challenge.
Newcastle Multiple Birth Club Inc. (NMBC) offers support to parents of twins, triplets or more, and to those expecting a multiple birth. We are a voluntary non-profit organisation, providing friendship as well as advice and information on the experience of raising multiples. We speak from the point of view of parents who have experienced the joys and difficulties of raising multiples.
The main aim of NMBC is to provide a means of communication for sharing information about the care and raising of multiple birth children, and to increase the awareness of the individuality of twins, triplets, quadruplets and other multiples. Activities include regular meetings, coffee mornings and other social functions. Services include newsletter, private Facebook group, information, and direct access to the Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA), of which the club is a foundation member. All parents of multiple births (biological, adoptive, expectant, bereaved) are eligible for membership in this unique club.
Our Expectancy Program offers parents expecting multiples an opportunity to meet in a nonthreatening atmosphere to discuss concerns and share ideas.
Our club hosts a range of social events and activities. These include a playgroup, family outings, luncheons, picnics, and an annual end-of-year celebration.
Get support on multiple related topics such as breastfeeding, premature birth, IVF (in vitro fertilisation), special needs, and HOM (higher order multiples).
Any parent or guardian of twins or multiples in the Newcaslte/Hunter region can join NMBC. All club members, new and renewing, enjoy discounts on merchandise and services, including subscriptions to Gemini News (the NMBC newsletter), The AMBA Magazine (a quarterly publication with member news and event listings), and the ability to order merchandise online. They have access to a local support network of families and individuals sharing the same experiences as them, via a Facebook group.