Premature twins survive with 26 weeks of gestation
February 24, 2011.- British twins were born prematurely at 26 weeks gestation and are small enough to put her arms around a wedding ring from their father. Now they are at home after weeks of treatment and care.
The two babies, Willow and Stanley, had respiratory problems and barely survived, even after many days of treatment and incubators, managed to move ahead and go home with their parents.
Mr Senior, 32, a business analyst for JP Morgan, said: ‘We knew we were expecting twins and there’s always a risk of being premature, but we weren’t overly worried.
‘It came completely out of the blue. Leela started having a bit of bleeding, so we went in for a check-up, but by the time we got there she was fully dilated.
‘Willow was born about 20 minutes later and Stanley arrived by caesarean in another 20 minutes.