Twins born with one body, one head but two faces have died

Twins born with one body, one head but two faces have died
Published: 2014 May 27 11:03:38 (14659 Views)
Twin girls named Hope and Faith, born on May 8 in Sydney, Australia, with one body and one head but two identical faces have died.

While they shared the same body and internal organs, they had separate brains in the one skull.

Simon Howie and partner Renee Young learned the babies would be born conjoined early in the pregnancy but decided they wanted to go through with the birth despite advice from some doctors.



They were born six weeks prematurely by emergency caesarean at Blacktown hospital.

Speaking on the Australian TV programme "A Current Affair" following their birth, Ms Young said: "If I only get two days with the baby I only get two days. I'll at least have some time with her."

The babies had a condition called craniofacial duplication, or diprosopus, just dozens of cases of which have been recorded.



Source - SkyNews

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Anonymous user 2014 May 31 10:31:48
Maybe this mum just wanted some fame over this. It is inhuman to give birth to such poor thing, it probably suffered :( Also mum herself had to go through trauma of c-section, leaving me to believe this was just a call for quick fame. It really hurts to think how these poor twins might have suffered while being alive :(

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