twins

These Twins Traveled The World To Surprise Grandma (Video)

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Forget gender reveals. Parents who want to execute big surprises now have to go after the grandparents. Recently, we've seen a grandmother meet an adoptive granddaughter she didn't even know was joining the family. Another was ambushed with news of triplets on the way. This time, a couple flew around the world... Read more

Youngest Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated

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Against all odds–99 percent of odds, to be exact—8-day-old conjoined twins have been separated in Switzerland, making them the youngest and smallest duo to successfully undergo the surgery. Lydia and Maya, born at the Inselspital hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in December, were scheduled to have the surgery a few months later when they were stronger... Read more

Hand-Holding Preemies Prove Twins Have Special Connection (VIDEO)

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Meet Kristian and Kristiana, the premature twins capturing hearts across the Internet. Based on comments on the YouTube video shared by mom Anthea Jackson, the hand-holding siblings are a reminder of "how much twins are connected." And there's scientific evidence to actually back that sentiment up, demonstrating this connection starts before birth. Back in 2010, researchers... Read more

3 Sets Of Twins In 5 Years: A Labor Of Love

Mark and Andrea with two sets of twinsTODAY via A Natural Portrayal Photography
Parenthood rarely turns out like you planned. Andrea and Mark Rivas didn't know if they'd ever be parents at all. But their story involves some of the most unexpected twists and happiest outcomes of all. The Rivases turned to IVF after experiencing infertility and a miscarriage. And during their IVF journey, they befriended... Read more

Pregnancy Announcement Video Delivers Double Dose Of Christmas Cheer

surprise twin christmas pregnancy announcementSonya Davison
It's hard to find the perfect gift for your significant other. But Sonya Davison Sanchez found two. In a homemade stop-action video festively set to "Jingle Bell Rock," Sonya gifts husband Judd with a baby bump. But before he can fully celebrate, she ties a second ribbon around her belly; twins are on the way! Of course,... Read more

Identical Twin Brothers Born 18 Days Apart (UPDATE)

pregnant mom looking at delivered baby in incubatorHolli Gorveatt
Some twins do everything together. But this Kirkland, Washington duo is already setting a different precedent. One teeny twin was born four months early at 1 lb., 2 oz. His identical brother? Born 18 days later, and slightly heavier, at 1lb. 10 oz. Big brother Link, who was born at EvergreenHealth Medical Center on Sept. 29, arrived at... Read more

Parents Document Twins' Delivery With A GoPro Camera

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Thanks to a GoPro camera, we're going behind the scenes of another delivery. While it's far less dramatic than the passenger-seat delivery documented on a GoPro this summer, the c-section that was caught on camera earlier this year is just as moving. We see doctors wiping tears from mom's eyes as she reaches for... Read more

With 11 Sets Of Twins, This Kindergarten Is Really Seeing Double

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Ellen Postman, the principal at Long Island’s Lynbrook Kindergarten Center, makes it a priority to place twins in different classrooms. And this year, she really had her work cut out for her. Of the 191 students enrolled at the kindergarten center this fall, 22 are twins. Just one pair out of the 11 is identical. And yes,... Read more

Twin Sisters Each Pregnant With Twins, Again

Twin sisters are each pregnant with twins for the second timeAP
Kelli Wall and Kerri Bunker have quite a bit in common. They teach at the same school. Their husbands are best friends. They're twins. And they're each expecting their second set of twins, due two weeks apart. "It's a unique story, because I always felt like my twin sister and I had a... Read more

Photographer Captures Photos Of Conjoined Twins Before And After Surgery

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Five-month-old twins Maria Clara and Maria Eduarda may no longer be physically connected, but they will always share an unbreakable bond. The girls were born in May, connected by a shared abdomen and liver, making separation risky. But after a six-hour surgery with the help of 15 medical professionals, the twins were separated on Sept. 9... Read more