The greatest benefit of joining Brisbane Multiple Birth Association Northside (BMBAN) is the moral support and encouragement we offer to new and expectant parents of multiples. There are many opportunities to socialise with others who are going through, or have been through, the same experiences.
At any one time, more than 250 families who have twins, triplets, quadruplets and other siblings are members of our club.
BMBAN is a non-profit, non-sectarian organisation. Our services, activities and events are organised and managed by a network of dedicated volunteers, all of whom are club members and parents of multiples.
Our member families live within the boundaries of the Brisbane River in the south, Glasshouse Mountains in the north, Bribie Island and Redcliffe to the east and Kilcoy to the west.
The club was established in 1977 as a result of the division of the Brisbane Multiple Birth Association into North and South Brisbane clubs. BMBAN is now the largest of 12 clubs throughout Queensland and one of the largest clubs in Australia.
Our club is affiliated to the Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA).
AUSTRALIAN MULTIPLE BIRTH ASSOCIATION (AMBA)
Australia’s first club for mothers of twins originated in Newcastle in 1969. AMBA was subsequently formed in 1974 and is the national co-ordinating body of multiple birth associations in Australia. AMBA is affiliated with overseas multiple birth associations and over the years has participated in worldwide forums on multiple births. AMBA is active in increasing awareness of the special needs of multiple birth families, improving the resources available to them and producing and distributing literature pertaining to multiples issues.
Over the years our club has made a positive difference to the lives of hundreds of parents and guardians of multiples, because it helps to speak to others who have experienced what you are going through.
Having multiples is a unique experience. It can sometimes be challenging and sometimes humorous. We help members of our club realise that it is mostly rewarding.