These Twins, Who Were Born Holding Hands After Birth, Are Now Closer Than Ever

Newborn twin girls in Akron are defying the odds and capturing hearts around the world. A picture of them holding hands at birth is going viral. ‘Mono mono’ twins Jenna and Jillian Thistlewaite developed inside the same amniotic sac. A rare set of ‘mono mono’ twin girls have been filmed holding hands mere moments after they were born.

They are identical twins. Jenna and Jullian were born holding hands. The girls were born with a rare condition, that happens in just 1 in every 10,000 births. Jenna and Jillian were born by C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ in Ohio, in the US. The sisters were born 45 seconds apart, and once they were close enough to each other, they joined hands.

“At that moment, my heart just melted,” said the girls’ mother. “Even my husband had tears in his eyes – it seems to me that everyone who was in the ward at that moment had wet eyes.”

The girls needed some special care shortly after the birth to help with their breathing, but on Sunday – which was Mothering Sunday in the US – Sarah and Bill were able to hold them properly for the first time. “It’s just hard to put into words how amazing it feels to know the girls are OK,” said Sarah. “It’s great to know that they’re doing so well, and being able to hold them – the best Mother’s Day present ever.’

Time has passed since the birth, but looking at the girls, it becomes clear that little has changed. Jenna and Jillian are inseparable from each other.

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