If all is well then your babies will be able to stay with you. You may need help from staff or your partner to care for them, helping to establish feeding especially when they need feeding at the same time. This can be tricky if partners and family are expected to leave after visiting hours. Information on feeding can be found here.

Twin newborn babies

Be sure to ask staff to help. Some mothers of twins, triplets or more also recommend talking to the paediatrician, senior midwife or matron and getting permission for partners to stay after hours. That way, if anyone complains you can quote a higher authority.

You may be able to have a private room in which to get to know your babies. It can also help if the babies share a cot.