The ELTMC is a registered charity to support and give information to parents and families expecting or parenting twins or more in the Edinburgh and Lothians area. We are affiliated to TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Births Association) which is the UK charity set up by parents of twins, triplets and higher multiples and interested professionals whose campaigns, research and support services directly help thousands of parents and professionals meet the unique challenges that multiple birth families face.

The Edinburgh and Lothians Twins and Multiples Club primary focus is to support the needs of parents/carers of multiples.  In doing this we improve the health and wellbeing of the parents/carers and thereby giving our multiples the best start to life. The ELTMC currently provides: 

  • A supportive and non-judgemental environment where parents/carers can get the support of their peers and experienced parents/carers
  • An antenatal class to prepare expectant parents for the birth and parenting of multiples
  • Breastfeeding support via our antenatal class and subsequent breastfeeding help
  • Active virtual communities, online support and information through our website message-boards, Facebook and Twitter
  • Regular newsletters and email updates on what's happening in the local community
  • Local bumps, babies and toddler groups across the Lothians providing activities and play opportunities for children of multiple birth families
  • Social events and activities for multiple birth families
  • Opportunities to meet others in similar situations
  • Nearly new sales to help parents/carers with the cost of raising multiples by selling second-hand multiple specific equipment
  • Discounts for club members helping them financially with the costs of raising multiples

In addition, the ELTMC undertakes on behalf of its members:

  • Canvassing in the local community for issues related to multiple birth families
  • Working together with our local NHS partners
  • To work in conjunction with the Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) in support of research and campaigning to improve the lives of the lives of local multiple birth families