Media Release

Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association (CARMBA)

Parents of Multiples Meet in National Capital This Weekend

DATE: 24 October 2013

RELEASE DATE: for immediate release

The Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association (CARMBA) is welcoming parents of multiples from across Australia this weekend at the annual Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) Convention, held in the nation’s capital to coincide with Canberra’s Centenary and CARMBA’s 40th anniversary.

“This weekend will be all about sharing ideas and building relationships between multiple birth associations across Australia,” said CARMBA President and Convention organiser Amelia Haddock

“We are thrilled to be welcoming around 80 delegates from clubs around Australia to our home town in what is a very special year for CARMBA and Canberra.

“CARMBA has more than 140 member families with twins and triplets and I am proud to say we offer a huge range of services and support for families who face the particular joys and challenges of a multiple birth,” Ms Haddock said.

There is an exciting line up of speakers including Associate Professor Mark P Umstad who will discuss the growing rate of multiple pregnancies, clinical psychologist Katie Wood who will look at the particular dynamics in a family with multiples, meditation practitioner and ABC journalist Jennifer Sexton will discuss how meditation can help parents cope, and dietician Sara Grafenauer will talk about feeding ‘fussy’ multiples. Emma Grey from WorkLifeBliss will share her thoughts on attaining personal growth while parenting and Amanda Whitley from HerCanberra will speak about building social networks on and offline.

“This wonderful program would not be possible without the support of our Gold Sponsors, Abdomend in Australia, Kwik Kopy and Capital Chemist and many other sponsors who have made this fantastic gathering possible,” Ms Haddock said. The AMBA Convention will take place from Friday 25 October to Sunday 27 October at Rydges Capital Hill, National Cct Barton. Go to http://convention.amba.org.au/ for more information on the program.

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