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The Irish Multiple Births Association (IMBA) is a charity which was founded in 1996 by parents of multiples. IMBA is managed by volunteers which are all parents of multiples themselves. This offers a unique insight into the issues facing expectant parents and families of multiples during pregnancy, birth and the different stages of childhood.
IMBA was set up by Jeanette Brophy, an Irish mother of twins. Jeanette was living in the UK for a number of years and had used the support services of organisations such as TAMBA and The Multiple Births Foundation. Upon her return to Ireland, she was dismayed to find a total lack of support or assistance for parents of multiples in Ireland. She decided to organise a series of meetings for parents of multiples in her own sitting room and from there IMBA was born.
To date IMBA has offered support and information to thousands of expectant parents and families of multiples across Ireland. Information and support is also provided to health professionals, students and the media.
IMBA provides support and information to expectant parents and families of multiples through:
- Antenatal Courses
- Phoneline support
- Expectant parent evenings (Dublin, Cork and Galway)
- Local multiple clubs
- Family events
- Quarterly newsletters
- Discount scheme
- Various publications
IMBA 's income is derived primarily from membership fees, along with the occasional fundraiser or sponsorship. All funds go towards maintaining the office and website, producing the newsletters and information packs and subsidising the various family social occasions.