Woman Gives Birth to Conjoined Twin Girls Who Share a Body but Have Two Brains

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at 02:26 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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An Australian woman has miraculously given birth to conjoined twins with one body and two brains despite doctors initially telling them to terminate the pregnancy.

Renee Young and Simon Howie, of Tregear in Sydney's west, welcomed their daughters on Thursday six weeks before they were due.

The couple, who found out via an ultrasound that the twins they were expecting was in fact one child with two symmetrical faces and two brains connected by the one brain stem, said doctors were shocked by the girls' exceptional progress.
As the parents of seven other children, Renee and her husband Simon Howie never considered terminating while the girls grew healthy
The condition is so rare that only 35 cases have ever been recorded and none have survived.

Due to the incredibly complex nature of their condition, doctors are so unsure about what to expect from the twin’s condition that they are being forced to make their prognoses day by day.

Mr Howie confirmed that specialists are being called in to decipher a range of problems and assess the twins in great depth, from the functioning of their lungs and blood vessels to decisions about how best to proceed with feeding.

But despite all the forewarned medial problems likely to come their way, Ms Young and Mr Howie are just happy their girls are alive and well.

'I think they're beautiful and Simon thinks they're beautiful so really that's all that matters,' Ms Young told A Current Affair.

As the parents of seven other children, Renee and her husband Simon Howie never considered terminating while the girls grew healthy.
The twin girls were not breathing in the first few moments after their birth, leaving their parents in a state of great anxiety.
But despite problems from the first moments of their birth, in which Faith and Hope were not heard to be breathing despite having a clear singular heartbeat, the girls have now defied all odds and are currently in a stable state and breathing without any assistance.

Although the couple were aware from the early stages of pregnancy that their children would have great developmental problems, they explained that while the girls continued to grow healthily, they couldn’t come to terms with letting their unborn twins go.

'We sort of looked at it as; it'd be the same as being a child with autism or Down syndrome. I sort of don't believe in terminating the baby if it's healthy and growing fine and everything is going to plan,' Mr Howie said.

The proud parents of the small survivors have braced themselves for a difficult path ahead and refuse to say goodbye prematurely.

'I would say, if I only get two days with the baby, I only get two days with the baby - at least I have some time with it,' Ms Young said.


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chicent2k3 at 02:59 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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It's well....I love your faith.
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angesco at 03:05 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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They may not survive but at least the babies will not be murdered and looked upon as the devils children!
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ngfineface at 03:15 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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It is well. God will intervene and work things out for you
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Topsylucas at 03:16 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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Hmmm.... The parents love to have  the co-joined girls but are they sure the girls will love themselves when they grow older & bcom aware of themselves as 2-in-1? Some mothers take some dangerous drugs when pregnant & this affect their children & when these children grow older, they'll dev inferiority complex & depression.
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HOPEA23 at 03:18 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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It is well.....

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gmarley at 03:28 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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Its is well
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winace at 03:41 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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Hmmmmm na wa o
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Acgideon at 03:47 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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poster is dat sopoz to be a miracle . Well help dem
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dareper at 03:55 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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Na wa o
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daveobahon at 04:19 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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I comment my reserve
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Larry28 at 04:52 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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Oga oh, it is well
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proly at 05:00 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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Hmmmm
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eranigbe02 at 05:20 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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Another proove that there is God..see shocking revelations of girl who escaped
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cocoeni at 06:17 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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God  knows the best
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osamabinladin at 07:19 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
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beneno at 07:31 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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paulohking at 07:57 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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OMG
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osarobo62 at 11:25 PM, 12/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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i hope her decision to keep them was not borne out of publicity and public sympathy sake Sad
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Chericoco at 06:47 AM, 13/05/2014 (4 years ago)
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I think those couple are very selfish. Why bring a child like that on earth? Just to suffer the innocent babies.
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