|dethalternate||Date: Tuesday, 13-May-2014, 7:42 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
dentical twin girls were born holding hands in Ohio after surviving a life-threatening condition. Best friends already, baby Jenna and Jillian were delivered by C-section on Friday after their mother Sarah had spent 57 days on bed rest and constant monitoring. The little girls were 'monoamniotic' twins which is an extremely rare condition in which twins share the same amniotic sac and placenta. It is the rarest type of twinning, and the one with the highest risk. The biggest risk is the entanglement of the umbilical cords, which naturally twist and tangle in the same amniotic sac. Severe entanglement could cut off blood to one twin and causes death in 10 to 70 per cent of pregnancies. However, for Jillian and Jenna it was a happy ending - the little ones have now been removed from ventilators and are said to be breathing comfortably on their own. To mum and dad's delight, when the doctors lifted the babies to show to them, the girls had grabbed onto each other's hands. Mother Sarah was even able to hold them in time for Mother's Day. Report by Claire Lomas.