The Twins Trust Health Visiting Service is the first of its kind in the UK and it’s run in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland. This service is in addition to the core health visiting service. 

Twins Trust health visitor Shona O’Hanlon is specifically trained to provide support to families with twins, triplets or more and can support families in the following areas: 
-    Breastfeeding support
-    Growth and weight gain 
-    Antenatal advice on what to expect if twins need neonatal care
-    Advice on premature multiples
-    Encouraging individuality 
-    Coping with behaviour at the different stages of development 
-    Starting nursery school
-    Managing sleep and establishing routines

Accessing the service
Parents can refer themselves or they can be referred by any health professional involved in their care. If you would like to make a referral or find out more please email nioffice@twinstrust.org