A Chinese father was thoroughly amazed after he caught his unborn identical twin girls doing what looked like wrestling in their mother's womb. He captured the event during the antenatal check and shared it. The clip has gathered quite a lot of attention from many. Eventually, they were born hale and healthy through a cesarean section and were nicknamed 'Cherry' and 'Strawberry'.
It was reported by Daily Mail that the babies shared the same amniotic sac and placenta; something that has been described as very rare and risky. These twins which have brought their parents so much joy brought as twice a lot of headache to them when they were in the womb.
The pair of identical twin sisters were spotted fighting with each other while they were still in their mother's womb. In the video which started trending in China, the two kids were seen seemingly kicking and hitting each other.
At the time, their mother was undergoing an ultrasound scan when she was four months pregnant. According to the twins' father, Mr Tao, the footage was filmed by him when he accompanied his wife to an antenatal check. The 28-year-old said this happened late last year in Yinchuan city.
The man also told Chinese news outlet The Paper that he particularly found it amusing that his unborn babes were going on about this 'wrestling' like it were a match, that is, they were going on for several rounds. He captured the ultrasound footage and then uploaded it.
See the video below:
He was quite surprised that the video went very viral. Even before they were born, they became internet stars, and after they were born healthy, they were given the nicknames 'Cherry' and 'Strawberry' - after their mother's favourite fruits.
So far, the footage has gotten more than 2.5 million likes and 80,000 comments. One amused viewer joked around by saying, 'Whoever wins [the fight] can be the elder one when they are born.'
In yet another amniotic fluid test, Mr Tao said he saw his twin daughters hugging each other. One of them cuddled the other intimately. He told The Paper, "We were so touched. The babies were so small and they knew how to look after each other. I believe they will live with each other in harmony when they grow up."
His daughters shared the same amniotic sac as well as placenta inside his wife. Medically, this is known as monochorionic monoamniotic twins or Mo-Mo twins. It is considered to be one of the highest risk twin pregnancies possible. In fact, there is only a 50 percent chance that the babies will survive after the 26 week mark.
Cherry and Strawberry defied the odds and were born healthy on April 8 at 32 weeks via a caesarean section. According to Yangzhou Evening News, the elder sibling was born at 2:51pm, weighing 1,950 grams (4lb 5oz) and the younger one was born one minute later weighing 1,620 grams (3lb 9oz).
He Lin, a deputy director at General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University's obstetrical department, told reporters: "The babies have been born safe and sound. It's their parents' fortune as well as my fortune. They are the first pair of Mo-Mo twins our hospital has successfully delivered."
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