It meant a difficult monochorionic monoamniotic
(MoMo) pregnancy for mum Danielle, 28, from Stockton, who had to be monitored three times a day every day due to them sharing the same amniotic sac -although they did not realise they were mirrorimage until after the birth.
You see Jillian and Jenna Thistlethwaite are the literal embodiment of a very rare and special kind of ment of a very rare and special kind of identical twindom called monoamniotic
twins, or "mono mono" for short, and they've been sharing the same amniotic sack and placenta in their mummy's tummy during their entire time on the inside.
The hospital are due to see another set of monoamniotic
twins within a few days as Amanda Arnold, 24, is preparing to give birth to Janiya and Amaya.
twins are incredibly rare and occur in 1% of such births.
twins or often referred to as "Mono Mono" are identical twins who share both a placenta and an amniotic sac, but have separate umbilical cords.
But they shared one amniotic sac and one placenta--a condition known as monoamniotic
(or "mono mono")-a rare condition that takes place about one of every 10,000 pregnancies.
NEW ORLEANS -- The optimal time to deliver monoamniotic
twins is right around 33 weeks, when the risks of intrauterine death and neonatal complications are both very low.
With informed consent, we recruited 8 twin pregnancies, including 4 sets of DCDA twins, 3 sets of monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twins, and 1 set of monochorionic monoamniotic
(MCMA) twins (Table 1).
Emma Canning's daughters, Hannah and Sophie, were monoamniotic
twins who shared the same birth sac and placenta.
The chance of having monoamniotic
twins is 70,000 to one but because they are so close together in the womb the odds on them actually surviving doubles to 140,000 to one.
Last night Emma said: "It's been hard when you know so many monoamniotic
twins don't make it.
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