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Double The Cuteness: Identical Twin Girls Born Holding Hands

A set of US twins who have a life-threatening complication were born by C-section – clutching each other’s hands

Identical twins Jillian and Jenna Thistlethwaite are already celebrities – and for all the right reasons. The girls, born at Akron General in Ohio this weekend, were pictured holding hands as they were lifted up after being born.

‘I can’t believe they were holding hands,’ said the girls’ mother, Sarah Thistlethwaite. ‘That’s amazing. They’re already best friends.’

The twins were born at 33 weeks and two days after a worrying delivery, because of a rare condition. They were monoamniotic or ‘mono mono’ births, which meant that they shared the same amniotic sac and placenta and risked their umbilical cords tangling.

But thankfully both girls were delivered safely by C-section and after a short time in nearby Akron Children’s Hospital are now breathing on their own.

Jenna was born first weighing four pounds and two ounces and Jillian arrived 48 seconds later weighing three pounds and 13 ounces.

Sarah, 32, and her husband Bill, 35, found out they were expecting twins on their son Jaxon’s first birthday in January. ‘All I could do was laugh,’ said Bill.

Whether you’re a mum of multiples or siblings, what’s the most surprising thing you’ve discovered about their bond? Share it with us all below!

 
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