PSYCHOLOGY

Twin Sisters Were Born 3 Months Apart In Different Years! What A Surprise For The Parents

Date April 25, 2019

When parents expect twins, they are obviously preparing for double troubles and worries. It may also happen that babies are born in different years – minutes decide everything on New Year's Eve. At the same time, there are some other, more rare cases: the age difference between the twins may be a few months.

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From a medical point of view, there is nothing special about it. For example, after successful embryo implantation during IVF, natural pregnancy may occur even later due to eggs stimulation. In such cases, babies develop independently of each other, and ultrasound shows a different “age” for each of them.

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In the case of a German couple, it was a bit different. A young mother was admitted to the hospital at the 26th week of pregnancy. Her eldest daughter Liana was born on November 17, 2018, weighing just 2 lb. However, after the birth of the girl, mother’s cervix closed. In theory, her sister, Leonie, could follow after her.

However, the doctors tried to delay her birth as much as possible with the help of a second placenta. As a result, Leonie was born 97 days later, weighing 8 lb. Liana spent the first weeks of her life in the perinatal care department, but the girl quickly gained weight and developed normally, catching up with her sister.

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A similar case occurred a few years earlier in Romania. As happens in such cases, the doctors expected that the younger baby should follow the older one, but labor pains suddenly stopped. The baby waited for her sister for 2 more months, from November 2014 to January 2015.

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The premature birth of twins is a common experience, although such cases involve many risks. Therefore, if one of them has the opportunity to “wait a little longer,” this may be not such a bad scenario.

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In January 2019, some publications wrote about the story of the miracle girls, Keeley James and Kambry Lee, who became famous in Iowa. They were born 18 weeks earlier than expected. Although the University of Iowa Hospital already had experience with cases of early birth, there were no twins among them. Keeley and Kambry struggled for their lives. At the 16th week of pregnancy, an abnormal formation of blood vessel connections was detected in their mother. As a result of this condition, the blood flow between children from a single placenta turned out to be uneven: a fatal outcome was possible for both. The girls were operated right in the womb, and 4 weeks later, appeared in this world.

Twins are a double joy for parents. It doesn’t really matter how, in what order, and when they are born. The main thing for them, as for all children, is to be healthy. Which of these stories do you find the most extraordinary? Share your thoughts in the comments.


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