About Us

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About Our Group

Tri-State Multiples (TSM) is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit support group for families of higher order multiples (triplets or more) from the Cincinnati, Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana areas.  The goal of Tri-State Multiples is to provide emotional support, networking opportunities, educational information, as well as social activities for our members.

The group was started in 1988 by a mother of young triplets who was looking for other higher order multiples families to meet and talk with. What started as a few mothers getting together has turned in to a thriving group of over 100+ Member Families. In 2001 we were granted official 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and Tri-State Multiples, Inc. was formed.

Raising higher order multiples (HOM) is a sometimes difficult and challenging task. Beginning with pregnancy, HOM parents share many of the same experiences and challenges.

Some of these are serious such as

  • high risk pregnancies
  • complications due to pre-maturity (more than 90% of triplets and virtually all higher multiples are born preterm)
  • medical issues
  • financial hardship (often families must drop to one income)

Others less serious but important like

  • developing good feeding/sleeping schedules
  • safety proofing the home
  • whether to separate or keep together in school
  • our most popular challenge - potty training!

Tri-State Multiples, Inc. is a non-political, non-racial and secular group. We provide support on many levels: support for expecting parents, new parents, parents experiencing the loss of a multiple, family illnesses, family hardships, as well as sharing the many joys of raising multiples. We draw our membership from the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana areas.