Ipswich Multiple Birth Association Inc. (IMBA) was established in 1987 by local Mums and Dads of twins, triplets or more. Our association covers the boundaries of Springfield to Gatton and encompasses Ipswich and its surrounding areas of Esk, Toogoolawah and Boonah.
Australia’s first club for mothers of multiples originated in Newcastle in 1969 and The Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) was subsequently formed in 1974. AMBA is the national co-ordinating body of all multiple birth associations in Australia and by joining IMBA you gain affiliation with AMBA and all of the associated clubs.
As a non profit, volunteer based organisation our aims are to provide practical and emotional support, access to information, friendship and social functions. To allow an opportunity for parents to share their coping strategies and discuss events unique to their situation, through communicating and sharing of information on the care and raising of multiples.
IMBA also strives to improve the resources and information available to families of multiples and to increase the awareness of these needs in our society.
Our club offers the following services to our members:
- Hire of twin feeding pillows and hospital grade double breast pumps and sell double breast kits at a highly reduced rate. We also have Bumbo seats for hire. Our member’s library is full of useful and informative books specific for multiples.
- Once home, a complimentary food hamper consisting of a family lasagne, bread, milk, coffee/tea and chocolate, delivered by one of our members.
- Free playgroups, family events (picnics, Christmas Party), parent’s nights.
Our playgroup is a wonderful opportunity to let the kids all play together, enjoy some craft and have a yummy morning tea. It’s a nice way for mums and dads to relax, with the knowledge that everyone there has, is or will be experiencing the same highs and lows that go hand in hand with having multiples. See our Events page for upcoming playgroups (members only).