Record Breaking Twins Born At Just 23 WEEKS Are Living Proof That Miracles Do Happen

The Weirs, who met at university in Dundee nine years ago and married in 2013, were delighted to find out they were pregnant at the end of 2015 – but hadn’t even considered having twins. After bleeding at seven weeks, Mrs. Weir had an early ultrasound and the couple were told there were two strong heartbeats. Town planner Mr Weir said: ‘Our family has no history of twins, so it was a shock.

Because of her ongoing bleeding, Claire must return for routine ultrasounds, but each time we are assured the babies are healthy. The twins appeared to be growing normally at Mrs. Weir’s 20-week scan, but only two weeks later, at 22 and a half weeks, her waters ruptured. When they discovered that I was 2 cm dilated, it seemed at first as though there was still enough fluid for the babies. It came as a tremendous shock to me when I learned that babies may be born early. At that point, there is little chance of saving them.

The twins were born at 23 weeks 4 days, faced many dangers but they were always smiling. They became one of the youngest twins ever recorded in the UK. Annabelle weighs just under a pound. Imogen had just ended – and their lives were suspended when they were unexpectedly born last April.

The identical twins, who were born 3 days below the legal limit of 24 weeks for abortion, spent the first 4 months of their lives in the hospital and required numerous blood transfusions and emergency surgery. grant. They are unable to even wear clothing for fear that their thin skin may rip. The physicians are still in awe at their development, but they are now living with their parents James and Claire in Paisley.

The 31-year-old Mrs. Weir acknowledges that she sometimes felt “guilty” for keeping children alive. However, she knew she had made the right decision when she observed ten-month-olds smiling and wiggling with joy at the sight of their favorite cuddly toy and holding hands as they slept. The twins are still just 11 and 12 pounds and must wear 0-3 month infant clothing.

Mrs. Weir, who was also born prematurely at 28 weeks, was born. The survival of such little twins is unheard of. Even for one, it seems difficult, much mind two. I initially felt extremely guilty. If they don’t make it, agony is all they have ever known. They are the smallest and youngest twins to have survived birth in Scotland, she continued. Due to the rapid advancement of medical science, the specialist informed us that if girls had been born just two years earlier, they would not have lived.

While other mothers in the maternity ward eagerly waited for their baby to be born, Mrs Weir tried to prolong the pregnancy. She said: ‘I just try to keep the kids inside for as long as possible. It was a truly terrible, anxiety-filled time. I just try not to move around too much, I even get nervous when I go to the bathroom.

When I developed sepsis, I was over 23 weeks pregnant but had to be rushed to the hospital. Their prospects of life were decreased by the fact that they had twins with whom I had an infection, as well as by the fact that they were delivered prematurely. I wasn’t really hopeful. On April 3 of last year, at the crack of dawn, Annabelle gave birth to her first child, who weighed just 15.5 oz. Imogen, who weighed one pound, five ounces, arrived after ten minutes.

Their little hearts are beating even though they are in a “very delicate state.” I couldn’t see them that day because to a missing placenta and sepsis, so I had to have surgery. Imogen was ready for me to hold her after around six days, but Annabelle took longer because she was more delicate and little.

For a hundred days, they were only permitted to wear diapers and caps. Their skin is far too thin. I can only express breast milk for them to receive through a tube in their nose. The infants were kept in an incubator for six weeks that was attached to a sophisticated positive pressure ventilator that gives air in slow, gentle “breaths.” Additionally, they receive caffeine to promote breathing. Finally, after a period of intensive care, the children were able to go home. We are very grateful for the help and dedicated care of the entire hospital staff.

The couple are so grateful for the ‘incredible’ care that they have raised more than £1,700 for the Princess Royal Baby Support Fund.

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