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Mom Gives Birth To Twins Coming Into The World Holding Hands


When twins come into the world, we call this good news but when they are born by hand, it's moving. Relayed by ABCnews, this story has made the rounds of the media and has upset many Internet users by the touching images it has conveyed.

Sarah Thistlethwaite is a professor of mathematics in Orrville, Ohio. She was happy to see that during her pregnancy she was expecting twins, but she quickly became disenchanted with her husband when they learned that their babies were both sharing the same amniotic bag instead of everyone having their own.



As a result, pregnancy could be risky, but after 33 weeks of pregnancy, the twin girls were born under the bewildered gaze of parents and hospital staff.

They are born by holding hands! This image melted everyone who had witnessed this moving spectacle. It was the image of two babies who were destined to be united for life.

These births are rare and occur once in 10,000 and can be dangerous for the fetus because of strangulation of one of the babies by the umbilical cord. Also, the mother had to stay the last two months of her pregnancy in the hospital to keep the babies' hearts under surveillance.



Today, the two little girls grew up with their own personalities and yet they kept the reflex to hold hands from time to time to show their bond that remained very strong.

And even though the twins had a breathing problem at birth and were transferred to the neonatal unit of the hospital, they are now in perfect health and sharing the life of their big brother.



The different twin pregnancies
When a mother is expecting twins, it is important to know and differentiate between dizygotic and monozygotic twins.

The dizygotic or fraternal twins represent 2/3 of the twin pregnancies and the babies are the result of the fertilization of two distinct eggs by two different spermatozoa. Thus, both embryos develop but each with its own placenta and amniotic pocket.

While monozygotic twins or identical twins, most often represent 1/3 of twin pregnancies. They are the result of the fertilization of a single egg fertilized by the same sperm. Also, the pregnancy can be monochoriale which is explained by only 1 placenta for the two fetuses or bichoriale, that is to say 2 placentas. It can also be amniotic mono, ie both babies develop in one amniotic pocket or be bi-amniotic where babies grow up in their own amniotic pocket.



Twin-amniotic twin pregnancy (GGMA)
According to Em consults, twin-amniotic twin pregnancy corresponds to the growth of two fetuses in a single amniotic pocket. This is the consequence of a late division between the 8th and 13th day after fertilization. An ultrasound examination should be performed as early as the first trimester of pregnancy.

The risks associated with twin pregnancy amniotic
This is a rare type of pregnancy and since both babies live in the same pocket without being separated by a membrane, the two babies are at risk of getting entangled in cords.

In addition, there is a risk of rare fetal-fetal transfusion, perinatal mortality, malformation or risk of spontaneous prematurity.

Also, to avoid any risk, a cesarean delivery is recommended, even if a normal birth is not totally forbidden. In fact, a caesarean section limits the risk of a funicular accident during childbirth and results in entanglement of the umbilical cords.
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