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Rare Twins Born Holding Hands in Ohio

The "mono mono twins" shared one placenta and one amniotic sac and were ready to be held in time for Mother's Day.

screen grab Live on 5 Akron
screen grab Live on 5 Akron
AKRON, Ohio – Rare twins who shared the same amniotic sac and placenta were born holding hands over the weekend.

Jillian and Jenna Thistlethwaite were removed from respirators Sunday afternoon, allowing their mother a chance to hold them for the first time on Mother's Day, the Associated Press reported

"It's just hard to put into words how amazing it feels to know the girls are OK. It's great to know that they're doing so well, and being able to hold them," Sarah Thistletwaite told the AP.

A "mono mono" pregnancy occurs once in every 10,000 pregnancies, according to doctors.

Live on 5 Akron, the local ABC affiliate was in the delivery room when the twins were born and captured an image of the twins holding hands after being delivered. The full video report is attached to this post.
John Strother May 13, 2014 at 04:36 PM
Only one baby at a time slid down the birth canal, so how could they be holding hands?
MaryLynn Bertetto May 14, 2014 at 09:12 AM
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