Twin girls stole the hearts of many after they were born holding hands. Today, they are closer than ever.
Jenna and Jillian Thistlewaite were welcomed into the world 45 seconds apart. They twins shared the same amniotic sack while in the womb, classifying their delivery as a monoamniotic birth. Interestingly enough, that rare fact wasn’t the cause of the their viral fame.
Their unique condition roughly occurs in one of every 10,000 pregnancies across the U.S. and comes with a laundry list of possible complications. Doctors needed to focus on the twins’ umbilical cords, making sure they weren’t compressed and remained untangled. In a tighter space, the cords could become potential hazards to the children if wrapped around their necks.
Expectant parents, Sarah and Bill, tried their best to minimize every possible risk. As a result, the mom-to-be was put on strict bed rest for 57 days prior to her due date. Needless to say, she was relieved to deliver her two bundles of joy…and just in time for Mother’s Day.
The ‘mono mono’ twins shocked everyone (in addition to their already rare birth) after they were delivered -holding each other’s hands.