The bond between twin brothers is a mystery that intrigues science and people in general. In the ᴡᴏᴍʙ, babies create a relationship, which outside of it intensifies, with reports of one feeling what the other feels.
An image describes this love well. The couple Carissa Gill and Randy Good, from Pennsylvania, United States, performed a routine ultrasound when they were surprised by the image of their twins with their faces very close, as if they were kissing.
“I didn’t think that they were going to be that close together,” Gill said. “But they are, and it was just so beautiful to see.”
Last month, Carissa was in her 25th week of pregnancy with Isabella and Callie when she took the test. The couple released the story to show the tender moment between the twins.
John Hamburg, who performed the exam, explained that the position the babies were in is not common: “I’ve had more than 15,000 exams of this type and I’ve never seen twins with their faces close together like this, looking like they’re kissing. Typically, one is head-up and one is head-down,” he told the Huffington Post .
Despite doubts about the veracity of the images, the doctor assured that the scene is legitimate.
According to an article from Minha Vida, partner of Catraca Livre, there are two types of twin pregnancy, if the woman produces two or more eggs that are fertilized by sperm, she will have the so-called fraternal twins, they will only share the uterus, but they will have physical characteristics different and even of different sexes.
When a single egg is fertilized by a single sperm and splits into two or more embryos, the babies will be identical twins. They will have the same sex and will resemble each other, both in size and physical appearance and in genetic pattern, and may be identical. They will not always have a completely separate circulatory system in the placenta, which can allow their blood to mix.
Babies are usually in opposite positions. In 40% of cases, one twin is upside down and the other is on the butt, and the bigger they get, the harder they are to move.