A pair of newborn twins have gone viral after sharing a number of embraces after spending months sharing a sac and placenta in the womb.
The moment was caught on camera while Australian mother Ann Le held her children (one boy and one girl) in the hospital. The two babies were connected to a series of tubes but shared a hug regardless of their situation.
Le documented her and husband Jason Poo's journey on Instagram under the name "Momo Twin Experience". According to Today, she had no choice but to opt for a c-section after doctors discovered the babies had irregular heartbeats. They were delivered in January 2019 but were immediately rushed to intensive care. The duo was brought back together on February 22, and clearly, they remembered one another. From the looks of it, the two seem pretty inseparable too.
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27 days after birth the girls finally got to meet. Zoe immediately went in for the hug 😍😍😍 . . . . . . . . . . . . #twincuddles #twins #premmiebabies #tears #nicu #momotwins #mcmatwins #twingirls #twinbabies #skintoskin #kangaroocare #multiplebirth #realparentingmoments #babycenterbabies #huggiesau
According to Le, the twins were mono-amnionic (or momo, for short), which means they were together in the amniotic sac, sharing a placenta. Doctors informed the soon-to-be mother of twins that many issues can come from this, including the fetuses fighting for food. For Le, this was devastating. According to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, it's common practice for doctors to refer patients carrying momo babies to specialists who deal with high-risk pregnancies. From there, many aspects — including heart rate and blood vessels — will be monitored more intensely.
They also say that twins face more issues in delivery than solo babies, and with momo twins, there's more to look out for. Weight inequality is a big thing to monitor at birth, as there is only so many nutrients to go around, so development may be slowed for one. There is also the fear of cord entanglement, along with a number of other unique factors.
Still, the doctors in Australia seem to have done a great job. In her most recent post, Le shared another post featuring the two cuddling up with each other in honor of International Women's Day. According to her, it's rare to see her boy initiate the cuddles, but that's exactly what happened this time around.
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Today is International Women's Day. Our strong little women have had a tough start to life but they are little fighters who keep pushing through 💪 . Its quite rare that we see Zoe snuggle up to her sister, she's always the wriggly one, but yesterday she was quite happy to spend hours here . . . . . . . . . . . . #twinsofinstagram #twinmom #twinmum #twingirls #nicu #nicubabies #mcma #momotwins #mcmatwins #monochorionicmonoamniotic #twinlife #twinning #momlife #mumlife #premmiebabies #internationalwomensday
We here at BabyGaga wish the Momo Twin Experience family all the best going forward in life. And we hope the two siblings can keep their relationship this loving and supportive as they grow up through the years.