Mom Terrified When Doctors Gasp at Babies’ Birth, Then Sees Why

Sarah Thistlethwaite had a rough go of things when she was pregnant with her twin girls. Her pregnancy was incredibly high-risk, and she was relegated to bed rest for the final 57 days of it. There were plenty of questions as to whether or not the twins would make it, but the little marvels pushed through in a miraculous and memorable way.

As People reports, everyone in the delivery room was completely stunned when the twins were born relatively healthy - and also holding hands.

“My heart just melted. Even my husband got tears in his eyes - I don’t know that anybody in the room had a dry eye,” Thistlewaite recalls.

Part of the problem with the pregnancy was that the twins were “monoamniotic,” as Dr. Mancuso, director of the fetal treatment center at Akron Children’s Hospital explains.

“Because they’re sharing the same amniotic sac, their umbilical cords can become tangled as they’re growing and moving which can cut off blood supply to one or both twins,” explained Mancuso, who delivered the twins.

Pregnancies of this nature are a true fifty-fifty proposition. Thistlewaite underwent a caesarean in the 33rd week, and things couldn’t have worked out better.

“Everything went perfectly. It was the most amazing and beautiful moment,” she said.

Fast forward to today, and the twin girls are now two-years-old and closer than ever. Jenna and Jillian show some small differences between them, but they are essentially mirror images and virtually inseparable.

“Sometimes if my husband goes to the store, he’ll take one twin and I’ll keep the other. When that happens, they both get really upset and ask for each other. They’re definitely really close. They’re like two peas in a pod,” Thistlewaite continues.

Thistlewaite knows how fortunate she is that everything worked out so well, and she also feels incredibly blessed that the girls will always be able to look out for each other.

“Twins have this special bond and I can’t wait to watch them grow up and be best friends,” she continues.

Source: People
Photo: People/Akron Children

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