After spending over a month in Akron General Medical Center in Ohio, mono mono twins Jenna and Jillian were finally able to go home.
The twins shared an amniotic sack during their mother’s pregnancy, which makes the pregnancy vulnerable to complications. Sarah Thistlethwaite, Jenna and Jillian’s mother, spent two months in the hospital before the twins were delivered via C-section in order to lessen the risk of complications.
Jenna and Jillian made waves on the web, as they were born holding hands. They were born prematurely at 33 weeks. The twins had to spend time in the hospital, as they needed to get stronger and gain more weight before going home.
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After more than a month of waiting, doctors have finally given them the green light to go home. The twins have an older brother, Jaxon, who is 15 months old.
“It’s just nice to have everyone under the same roof. It was really stressful – you want to pay attention to the little one at home and you just gave birth to two little babies. It was a pull and a tear as to where to go,” Thistlethwaite said.
According to doctors, mono mono twin births are rare and happen in about one of every 10,000 pregnancies. Thistlethwaite said that she already noticed the unique bond that her twins share. “When I try to feed them on the feeding pillow, they gradually migrate toward each other,” she said.
On Saturday, the entire family, including grandparents and great grandparents, went to the Thistlethwaite home to welcome the twins. The family spent the rest of the weekend getting to know the twins and spending time with each other. Bill Thistlethwaite, Sarah’s husband, is glad that his daughters are home in time for Father’s Day.
Although the twins were born prematurely, doctors said that they are not anticipating complications to arise.
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