It's an extra-special Mother’s Day for an Ohio woman whose rare monoamniotic twins — also called mo-mo or mono mono twins -- were born holding hands, according to media reports.
Sarah Thistlethwaite gave birth Friday to Jenna and Jillian, identical twins who shared the same amniotic sac and placenta, after 57 days on bed rest and monitoring at Akron General Medical Center, according to ohio.com. Jenna, at 4 pounds, 2 ounces and 17 inches, is older by 48 seconds than Jillian, at 3 pounds, 13 ounces and 17.5 inches.
“They’re already best friends,” Thistlethwaite said. “I can’t believe they were holding hands. That’s amazing.”
The pregnancy came with high risk because of the shared amniotic cavity and placenta. The biggest risk is the entanglement of umbilical cords, which can cut off blood to one twin, the report said.
But all is well with the Thistlethwaites. “This is the best Mother’s Day present ever,” said Sarah.
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