Twins born at 23 weeks weighing less than one pound each now thriving

by Daniel Payne · Nov 12th, 2019 3:56 pm
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Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 2:52 pm

Twin babies born at 23 weeks and weighing less than a pound each have defied bleak odds and survived well into infancy, with both children now thriving, their parents report.

The two baby boys, Ashley and Joe, were given a one percent chance of survival by doctors. Ashley weighed 0.9 pounds, while Joe weighed 0.95. A nurse claimed the babies could fit into her hand at birth.

The twins spent 129 days, more than four months, in intensive care. At seven months, Ashley is in newborn clothes, while Joe is in 0-3 month outfits.

Their mother called them “my bouncing little miracles.”

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