We all know there is no shortage of twins in this world. In fact in the last few years, twin births in the U.S. have gone from 1 in 90 live births to 1 in 30. For this reason I’m never really surprised when I hear a school has 5, 10 or even 15 sets of twins.
It is a world record for sure. Twins, Amy and Katie were born to mom Maria Jones-Elliott not few minutes or few hours apart but a full 87 days apart! Doctors say it is likely the first of its kind incident in Irish medical history.
When looking at autism, there is still so very much to learn and understand. One of the most interesting, and often best method, in reaching that better understanding is through identical twins. With the exact same DNA, they offer an interesting look at how and why autism occurs, and what, if anything, can be done about it.
If you’ve ever had an eight pound baby, you know just how difficult it is to carry and deliver a baby of this size. Sarah Chiad knows that experience times two after delivering twins, Hannah and Thomas, with a combined weight of 17 pounds, 8 ounces.
All families have some traditions that are passed on from one generation to the next, but for the Patrick family, the tradition seems to be giving birth to twins. As an interesting coincidence, from great grandparents to twin baby boys born recently, the family has had three sets of twins in four generations!
Sometimes when a couple can’t conceive they get creative, and that is exactly what Fernanda Medeiros did when she was unable to have a baby. Left infertile at 13, after her uterus was removed due to a health issue, Fernanda turned to her mom, Maria da Gloria, to help make her baby dreams come true.
Twin bonding has been well documented for many years, but identical twins often share a connection much stronger than fraternal twins. A pair of identical twins in Ohio took that connection to the next level last week by having their babies on the same day!
‘Seeing double’ might just be the most frequently used phrase by anyone who visits Springville Elementary School. 20 sets of twins enrolled at the school this year along with two sets of triplets as its students!
Kid’s birthdays are always a special occasion but no mother imagines celebrating ‘twin’ twin birthdays on the same day. That is exactly what Kim Hefer will have to do from now after she gave birth to twin boys on July 18th, which is coincidentally the same day, she gave birth to her other set of twins four year ago!