March 17, 2023

Miracle Twin Girls Lived At The Same Placenta sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ Laser sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ – While Still Inside Mum’s Womb

Miracle Twin Girls Lived At The Same Placenta sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ Laser sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ – While Still Inside Mum’s Womb

Five-year-old sisters Madelyn and Emilia Jones, they are twin girls sᴜFFᴇʀᴇᴅ ᴀ ʀᴀʀᴇ ᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛᴇɴɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ sᴛᴀʀᴠᴇ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴏF ᴏxʏɢᴇɴ because they sʜᴀʀᴇᴅ the same placenta, but sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇd thanks to pioneering sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ.

Liz and husband Craig, 49, were told that their daughters may never walk,speak or even eat due to the ᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ called Twin-to-twin ᴛʀᴀɴsFᴜsɪᴏɴ sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ. Iᴛ ɪs ᴀ ʀᴀʀᴇ ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ ᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ where babies share one placenta and a network of ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴠᴇssᴇʟs thatsupply ᴏxʏɢᴇɴ and ɴᴜᴛʀɪᴇɴᴛs ᴇssᴇɴᴛɪᴀʟ for development in the womb. doctors ᴄᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ out the ᴏᴘᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ in the womb with a ʟᴀsᴇʀ ᴘʀᴏʙᴇ to ᴅʀᴀɪɴ off Fʟᴜɪᴅ and sᴇᴀʟ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴄᴇʟʟs when Liz was just 25 weeks pregnant.

“I only had a ʟᴏᴄᴀʟ ᴀɴᴀᴇsᴛʜᴇᴛɪᴄ. Madelyn was poking her tongue out and we could see her little eyelashes and nails.” Liz said

The ᴏᴘᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ was a success but just days later Liz’s waters ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ and the babies were born weighing little more than a bag of sugar. They needed to be ʀᴇsᴜsᴄɪᴛᴀᴛᴇᴅ and put in ɪɴᴛᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴇ and things didn’t look good. But despite everything the girls pulled through and after 136 days Madelyn came home – with Emelia joining her at 169 days.

They had Fᴏᴜɢʜᴛ sᴏ ʜᴀʀᴅ before they were born and there were so many days that followed when we thought they weren’t going to make it. But they have.”

Liz said: “They are so close. Wherever one goes, the other follows, it’s wonderful to see them together and to see that they are so close to each other. I am so proud of them both and all they have achieved already in their short lives


And the pair have now started attending their local Bryn Coch School together, with their mum saying: “Wherever one goes, the other follows.”

During normal pregnancy, the placenta is the source of nutrient exchange between the mother and her fetus. The ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴠᴇssᴇʟs in the umbilical cord of the baby are ʀᴇsᴘᴏɴsɪʙʟᴇ fᴏʀ ʟɪɴᴋɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄɪʀᴄᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ of the baby to the circulation of the placenta to allow this nutrient exchange. When there is more than one fetus, such as a twin or triplet pregnancy, two types of placentation are possible. Most common is ᴅɪᴄʜᴏʀɪᴏɴɪᴄ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ , where each fetus has its own placenta. When both fetuses share one placenta, this is called a monochorionic placenta.

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