Twin infants were born in Ohio holding hands.
Sarah Thistlethwaite and her husband, Bill, learned half way through the pregnancy that, not only would they be having twins, but rare “mono mono” twins, who would share the same placenta and amniotic sac.
It only happens once in every 10,000 births, and is considered a high risk birth, because the cords could become entangled or compressed, according to WCPO, who featured the story.
A photo released by Akron Children’s Hospital, where a Caesarean section was performed on Friday, shows daughters Jenna and Jillian at the moment of birth at 33 weeks, holding each other’s hands.
The birth was especially happy for the couple, who were told they would probably never have children.
UPDATE: In an interview on the TODAY show, on May 14, the doctor in the room confirmed that he had never seen anything like it.
“It was something that just really grabs your heart,” said Dr. Anand Kantak,
(READ the story from WCPO)