As soon as the doctors put them next to each other, rare “mono mono” twin girls born in Ohio, United States, grabbed each other’s hands.
The identical twin girls shared the same amniotic sac and placenta. Such births are called monoamniotic, “mono mono,” or “mo mo,” and doctors say they occur in less than 1% of all births.
The girls, named Jillian and Jenna, were born 48 seconds apart to Sarah and Bill Thistlethwaite on Friday, May 9. Hospital officials say when the doctors put them next to each other for their parents to see, one grabbed the other’s hand.
The happy mother says she was not the only one overwhelmed by the display of affection, as the doctors had shed some happy tears. The girls’ parents add they were amazed to know the girls are well and already “best friends”.
The twins were born healthy but have to stay in the hospital to be observed for some breathing problems.
The Thistlethwaites also have a 14-month-old son Jaxon.