Mum with 2 Rare ᴡᴏᴍʙs Gets Pregnant In Both At Same Time, The End One In Two Babies ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ
Megan Phipps , 24, went into labour at 22 weeks – only one of her two babies sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇᴅ after being born weighing just 1 pound in Lincoln, Nebraska, US. Who born with two ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜsᴇs discovered she was pregnant in both at the same time – and gave birth to the smallest baby that doctors has seen.
At just 22 weeks pregnant, Megan went into labour and was admitted to the Bryan Health hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. She says she was told her girls had just 1% of sᴜʀᴠɪᴠɪɴɢ.
“Because of the special ᴄɪʀᴄᴜᴍsᴛᴀɴᴄᴇs of mom’s ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ᴄʜᴀɴᴄᴇs ᴏF sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴀʟ were less,” a doctor said.Phipps gave birth to a baby girl who she named Riley on June 11, followed by another girl, Reece, on June 12. Both babies weighed under 1 pound. Sadly, just twelve days later, Riley ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ. She said the nurses and doctors helped her through her ɢʀɪᴇF as she wasn’t allowed visitors to the hospital due to Cᴏᴠɪᴅ ʀᴇsᴛʀɪᴄᴛɪᴏɴs.
Reece stayed in hospital for 144 days, growing stronger as she grew in sɪᴢᴇ. She became the youngest baby born at the hospital to sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀs ᴅɪsᴄʜᴀʀɢᴇᴅ at the start of November weighing over 8lbs. Megan says she wants her story to give hope to other mothers of ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ babies, to know that ‘miracles can happen’.