Kate was thrilled to be pregnant again, this time with twins — but her elation quickly vanished when the doctor said the babies were Monoamniotic identical twins. This is a rare condition that meant the babies’ umbilical cords are entangled. “MoMo” twins are given a 50-70% chance of surviving the cord entanglement they create by twisting and turning around one another.
Kate was admitted to the hospital at 28 weeks for daily scans. Her planned cesarean section took place after 32 weeks. In a touching blog on the Miracle Babies website, Kate described her epic journey in which she was frightened for her babies, but refused to succumb to the doctors’ warnings that she’d likely suffer a miscarriage.
Kate says the pregnancy put her marriage to the ultimate test, along with her and her husband’s ability to look beyond and into the future. The pregnancy itself included a caesarean, long-term hospital stay, plus NICU and SCN for her premature babies… But in the end, two beautiful girls were born into the world despite the odds against them.
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Doctors were stunned when they saw the entwined umbilical cords. The girls had survived horrific entanglement, with a true knot at one point. Kate delivered them just in time. She posted this photo on Facebook, and it’s now going viral.
Today, Harper and Cleo are nearly 8. They’re inseparable, as they do everything together and are the best of friends. “They were truly our miracle MoMo’s,” she says.