Twins Survived! Doctors Feared They Would Leave The World Due To A Rare Condition Of Sharing The Placenta

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March 12, 2019 16:27 By Fabiosa

Not sure if you know what Monochorionic Monoamniotic twins means. In short, it's MoMo twins –  identical twins who have the same amniotic sac in the womb. 

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Monoamniotic twins are always identical and monochorionic. Although they share the placenta, they have two separate umbilical cords.

The heart-breaking story of twins' survival 

The Leeds locals, Stevie Mardy and her husband Karl Mardy, were told that one of their long-expected twin boys would most likely die. 

The two had the extremely rare condition – monochorionic monoamniotic (MCMA) – that results in the tangling or compression of the umbilical cords.

Since Mr. Mardy's mother had twin girls who died from MCMA in the past, the young parents were scared to death. The next 32 weeks were filled with fear and anxiety, but still, hope and love to unborn babies. 

Good news: the twin boys Jenson and Quinton were born via C-section in Feb. 2018. They miraculously survived the rare condition when the doctors didn't hope so. 

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Stevie and Karl Mardy have their heads in the clouds as their lovely sons are over a year old. The two masterly defied the odds and are now growing up into adorable kids.

Possible complications with MoMo twins

Since the twin fetuses connect to the placenta via their umbilical cords, it puts them into several complications: 

1. Cord Entanglement

2. Cord Compression

3. Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

4. Preterm Birth

However, the result is always from God, but still, it's essential to undergo multiple treatments and check-ups to beat the odds and make babies survive. 

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The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.