Publisher description for Twins : from fetus to child / Alessandra Piontelli.

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Much has been written about twins. Very little, however, is about their everyday lives. Scientifically based, but warmly human in content, this fascinating longitudinal study follows the development and behavior of thirty pairs of twins from their early life in the womb through to their third birthday. Alessandra Piontelli draws on detailed ultrasound observations and work with mothers and families in clinical and natural settings to trace the subtle ways in which various types of twins behave and interact with their unequally shared and unique pre- and postnatal environments. The book describes not only the behavior of the twins, but the impact they have on the lives of their family and carers - what family members say, how they react and how the family changes.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Twins -- Psychology.