A very pregnant Sarah Thistlethwaite was waiting in the hospital in Akron, Ohio, for 57 days for her twin girls to arrive, unsure how healthy they would be when the time finally came.
Then, on Friday — two days before Mother’s Day — the answer came.
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Her twins were monoamniotic, meaning Jenna and Jillian shared an amniotic sac, the bag of fluid inside a soon-to-be-mom’s womb where the fetus grows. It’s a condition that occurs in one of every 10,000 pregnancies, and can lead to one twin’s umbilical cord wrapping around the neck of the other. This means the babies must be monitored constantly in the months leading up to their birth. Read more…