Sarah and Bill Thistlethwaite learned that they would be the parents of twins, but their joy didn’t last long. Doctors also informed them that the babies share one placenta and amniotic sac. The pregnancy was therefore at an elevated level of risk, because there was a high probability of the umbilical cords becoming tangled. Specialists estimated that children have about a 50% chance of survival.
The girls were born in 2014, two days before Mother’s Day. In the 33rd week of pregnancy, doctors performed a C-section.
When they came out, they were firmly holding their hands and didn’t want to let go, as if they felt that they were in danger. Apparently, they did this many times later on as well.
The special moment was immediately photographed, and the picture won the hearts of all who saw it. Doctors and hospital staff at Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio were greatly moved by the bond connecting the sisters since birth. Their parents cried with tears of joy.