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'Mono mono' twin babies to head home soon

Mono Mono Twin Babies To Head Home Soon

A rare set of Ohio twins that held hands right after being born last month are still in the hospital, but they may soon be on their way home.

Fox News says,"It looks like they will be on track to head home for Father's Day. Jenna and Jillian are their names, and they were born prematurely with a rare condition called 'mono mono.'"

"The couple was told they were having mono mono twins, meaning the babies shared the same amniotic sac and placenta. The odds of this type of pregnancy [are] one in 10,000 births."

Doctors at the Akron hospital say the nearly 1-month-old twin girls are doing well. WEWS reports both of them weigh about 5 pounds and have been able to drink full bottles.

The girls' mother sat down for an interview with WJW-TV just days after she gave birth to the rare babies, explaining her anxiety.

"I had a lot of anxiety at the beginning, especially, when I found out they were mono mono twins - just whether or not they were going to survive."

The story of their births gained so much attention, the girls' mother told WEWS it even made it on the news in Australia.

Once the twins are out of the hospital, they'll be able to spend time with their older brother at home.

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r_porterfield June 02 2014 at 4:33 PM

My mono di twins were born with one having hypoplastic left heart. And when her twin sister would visit her in the NICU and we would put them in the same incubator they would immediately hold hands. Now the one with the heart condition is doing great and ready to turn 7 and she and her twin sister are best friends. They helped each other through.

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DEBBY June 02 2014 at 3:48 PM

@ Whomever.... Sounds like a case of sour grapes. It most certainly is a big deal. They are a special set of twins to begin with and the fact that they were holding hands, makes it even more spectacular. Plus the fact that they are doing so well. They are two more little miracles that God has blessed us with.

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ldeer9 June 02 2014 at 3:50 PM

Your not feeding them so what's your problem.

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welaboard2 ldeer9 June 02 2014 at 7:04 PM

Poor people have kids, can't pay for them, and end up getting welfare and food stamps from the government. Who pays for that? Taxpayers. Then those kids grow up poor and uneducated, and the cycle continues. It's a cycle that needs to be broken with education and contraception, but nonetheless, there are too many people on the earth to be sustainable, and eventually we will all starve, and lots of people will die if we stick with the mentality of "All life is sacred"

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twindad415 June 02 2014 at 4:46 PM

Whomever you should be sterilized I had twins that are 14 months and WERE BORN at 28 weeks in NICU for 3 months and never ever ever once did I think oh great two more mouths to feed. What is wrong with you babies are miracles and maybe your parents never cared for you properly and if that's the case sorry but if they did then I HIGHLY DOUBT they looked at you and said oh another mouth to feed. You should be ashamed of yourself and if you have children I hope you treat them better than the person you appear to be on here and if you don't then have children keep it that way!

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Melanie June 02 2014 at 3:58 PM

Wow, what a blessing these girls are. Praise God for them!

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Whomever June 02 2014 at 3:38 PM


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rock1016 June 02 2014 at 5:57 PM

As a father of at risk twins , I know how high and low your feelings are.My girls are 22 now , thanks to Dr Kassis and the high risk birth unit! Best wishes for you all.

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phyllru June 02 2014 at 4:24 PM

Well I guess you're never to old to learn something new. I was always under the impression that identical twins always shared the same sac.

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r_porterfield phyllru June 02 2014 at 4:34 PM

identical twins always share the same placenta but not necessarily the same sac.

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Queen Beth r_porterfield June 02 2014 at 4:45 PM

No they don't necessarily share a placenta- could have split into twins early enough to implant separately.

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gailneuman r_porterfield June 03 2014 at 12:08 AM

Queen Beth no if they implanted separately then they are fraternal, not identical twins.

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Edna June 02 2014 at 6:12 PM

Bartender - make my AMEN a tripple, and congrats to the happy parents.

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annniiie June 02 2014 at 4:04 PM

They are so beautiful!!! I wish I stilled lived in Akron and lived near you so I could

Grandma Brown God bless your little brother he will be such a big help.

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