Mom gives birth to rare identical twins on Mother’s Day

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AKRON, Ohio – It’s the ultimate gift on Mother’s Day, a baby.

An Ohio mom got two, delivering a rare set of twins Sunday.

When Sarah Thistlethwaite and her husband, Bill, went to their third ultrasound to learn the sex of their baby, they received a double dose of surprising news.

Sarah said, “The ultrasound tech said, ‘Oh, there’s two,’ and my husband said, ‘two what?’”

The couple was also told they were having mono mono twins, meaning the babies shared the same amniotic sac and placenta.

The odds of this type of pregnancy are one in 10,000 births.

Sarah was considered high risk due to concerns over cord entanglement or compression.

She spent 56 days in a hospital room.

On day 57 she allowed a camera crew in the delivery for that unbelievable moment.

And what do you know?

Sisters, Jillian and Jenna, were born at 2:41 p.m.

“It was just so awesome and they were both holding hands and it was so great to hear them cry. It was just a miracle,” Sarah said.

Doctors say both babies are doing great.

Jillian was quickly breathing on her own and Jenna getting a little oxygen.

For the dad admiring his two new daughters, it’s hard to find the words.

“What was going through my mind, I don’t know. I couldn’t think, he said. “I started tearing up immediately. It was beautiful.”

The couple already has a 15-month-old son who will soon get to know his identical twin sisters.

For Sarah, Mother’s Day just couldn’t get any better.

“Best Mother’s Day present ever,” she said. “Mother’s Day is definitely going to be different,” she said.


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