Identical Twins Attached to their Shared Placenta

by Mrs. BWF on April 14, 2012

Sera shared this with me and gave me permission to share it with you. It’s not everyday you see identical twins still attached to their placenta!

She says, “They were both vertex. It was very difficult keeping baby A attached while waiting for Baby B to come. There was some fancy maneuvering going on!”

This picture has caused quite a stir. I’ve communicated with the mother and would like to share more information to clear up any concerns. Yes, the babies were still attached to the placenta (was not staged that way). The twins were birthed in the hospital and they checked out early as mom and babies were healthy and doing well. Also, these twins did not have TTTS.

Here they are an hour after birth.

It’s so great to be able to share birth images such as this. Normalizing all types of birth is a great ‘job’ to have.

~January

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