Kate Lucas and her husband were overjoyed when they learned that she was pregnant again. After having two kids, the happily married couple was thrilled to find out that they will be blessed with another baby.
Their visit to the OB-GYN only added to their excitement as he found out that Kate was pregnant with twins. However, the doctor warned the couple about the dangers of Kate’s pregnancy. According to him, the embryos have just separated 8-13 days after insemination. This means that there was no protective membrane between the two babies and the twins might be conjoined. This is called a monochorionic twin pregnancy. The risks include entanglement, strangulation or blockage from the umbilical cord.
The doctor then advised the couple to keep the pregnancy a secret in case the twins don’t survive. This angered Kate and her husband prompting them to go to a different doctor.
Kate was then confined in the hospital for 5 weeks until she gave birth.
Luckily, the twins’ umbilical cords were completely interlocked just like a single hair braid. This saved their lives and prevented strangulation.
Despite being underweight due to being born prematurely, the twins were born healthy and did not need an incubator.
The twin girls Harper and Cleo are now eight years old and living their lives like any normal kids.
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