Giving birth to twin baby girls is probably the best gift a mother could get on Mother’s Day and it becomes even more special when they are identical “mono mono” twins!
Sarah and Bill Thistlethwaite in Ohio had Jenna and Jillian, who happen to share the same amniotic sac and placenta.
Since such cases often see plenty of complications, the couple went through a nervous ordeal before the baby girls were delivered by Caesarean section at 2:41pm at Akron General Medical Center.
Holding hands as they came out, the twin girls will spend a couple of weeks in a nursery and under medical care due to their premature condition.
To add to the amazement of both the medical staff and the parents, the girls were “holding hands” as they made an grand entry into the world! “They’re already best friends. I can’t believe they were holding hands. That’s amazing”, said Sarah.
Dr. Melissa Mancuso, who delivered the monoamniotic girls along with Dr. Katherine Wolfe say that the event is extremely rare and occurs in about 1 in 10,000 cases and in about just 1 to 5 percent of all twins.
Both the babies are currently doing well with Jenna, who was born first at 4 pounds, 2 ounces and 17 inches, with Jillian following 48 seconds later at weighing 3 pounds, 13 ounces and 17.5 inches.
Sarah who spent time on the hospital bed since March 14 was indeed a relieved and ecstatic mom this Mother’s Day and we do wish the twins the very best of health in the days to come.