The twins shared an amniotic sac and were in contact with each other throughout the pregnancy. Sarah Thistlewhistle gave birth via C-section to the rare set of twins on Friday. Doctors held the newborns high so that the parents could see the babies holding hands.
ABC news reported the mother as saying, “I didn’t think they would come out and be instantly holding hands.”
The newborns are in good health and have been placed under observation in the neonatal unit of the hospital for some breathing-related issues.