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SIBLING RIVALRY: Video shows twins fighting in the womb
WTVR.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Erika Neddenien

Posted on 12/01/2012 2:00:33 AM PST by onyx

LONDON (WTVR) – Striking new MRI images show that for twins, sibling rivalry starts early–even before birth. Researchers in London were trying to find out more about a rare blood disease that can complicate the pregnancies for women carrying twins, when they captured video of what appears to be two fetuses pushing each other as they try to make more room.



Researchers at London’s Center for Fetal Care were studying a potentially deadly condition called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. It only occurs in identical twins, when the blood supply from one flows into the other. It can cause one twin to become much larger, leaving the smaller with health deficiencies.



The researchers say the study has provided unexpected insight into sibling relationships.



AMAZING Video at the link!

(Excerpt) Read more at wtvr.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: siblingrivalry; twins; womb
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1 posted on 12/01/2012 2:00:50 AM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

My wife gave us twin boys 39 years ago, but she didn’t know she was carrying them until her final checkup.

She always said that there were too many elbows and legs kicking for it to be just one baby.

It continues to this day.


2 posted on 12/01/2012 2:08:22 AM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: onyx

Excellent film. How could anyone watch a film like this an ever have an abortion? Life is precious.


3 posted on 12/01/2012 2:15:48 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: LurkingSince1943

LOL. I reckon they were kicking each other.
And it continues to present day.... 39 years later!
:)

I’m fascinated by this video.

God bless the little babies.


4 posted on 12/01/2012 2:19:02 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: tired&retired

You said it. I can’t begin to understand abortion at all.
Life is God’s blessed gift.
God bless and keep you, tired&retired.


5 posted on 12/01/2012 2:20:45 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

The Daily News film clip is longer and a bit better: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/video-shows-twins-fighting-womb-article-1.1210808


6 posted on 12/01/2012 2:21:42 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: onyx

Well that explains why my identical twin brother and I have been fighting for over 66 years.


7 posted on 12/01/2012 2:34:41 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: tired&retired
OH YES! Thank you very much! Much more informative too!


8 posted on 12/01/2012 2:36:53 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: DH

LOL. God bless and keep you both!


9 posted on 12/01/2012 2:37:47 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

“LOL. I reckon they were kicking each other.
And it continues to present day.... 39 years later!”
______________________________________

Well, I have twin brothers, now in their mid 70s.
I do not recall their ever fighting, but they are seven years older then me.


10 posted on 12/01/2012 3:03:10 AM PST by AlexW
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To: tired&retired

Thanks for that link. It does have better video, especially if you go to “full screen.”


11 posted on 12/01/2012 3:08:00 AM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: tired&retired

Thanks for that link. It does have better video, especially if you go to “full screen.”


12 posted on 12/01/2012 3:08:00 AM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: LurkingSince1943

Twins.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 3:09:06 AM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: onyx
My Granddaughter had twins who had TTTS.

She was referred to a doctor in Billings, MT, who sent her to Baylor where the cord flow to the twins was separated.

Had that not happened, they would not have made it, and she might not have, either. The twins were born premature, but have done well.

(Folks here prayed for them, and I'm happy to report they are happy and healthy little honiacs!)

It is interesting to note that one (the smallest at birth) is the more adventurous of the two, the other sits back and watches to see what happens before she joins in. They definitely have different personalities, and have shown that almost from the start.

14 posted on 12/01/2012 3:21:53 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: onyx

So this confirms the famous Bible event of the birth of Jacob and Essu, they both fought even before birth.


15 posted on 12/01/2012 3:24:06 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: onyx

MA!! He’s TOUCHING me!!!

Regards,


16 posted on 12/01/2012 4:22:18 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: onyx

Why, as an identical twin, I can remember those nights with my womb mate and I duking it out for hours!


17 posted on 12/01/2012 4:24:48 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: onyx

They must have taken the video down, there’s no link at the site.


18 posted on 12/01/2012 4:54:05 AM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: onyx

How can two blobs of protoplasm fight?


19 posted on 12/01/2012 5:40:20 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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I am the mother of twins girls who are now 32. I am less than five feet tall and they were in the breech position like these twins appear to be. I always said that it seemed as if they were kicking each other because I always felt their kicks right about where their feet were. They did not have much room in there! They finally ran out of room and were born 6 weeks early at 3 lbs 13 oz and 3 lbs 9 oz. They were both 16 and one-half inches long and perfectly healthy. A miracle!

They were born by C-Section and the “oldest” (by one minute) recently got married and is expecting her first child and our first grandchild. (Another miracle because my daughter was afraid that she might have to have IVF because of her age and her menstrual history.) They found out this week that they are having a boy! Her husband is "over the moon" because he already has an 8 year old daughter from a previous marriage when he was barely out of his teens. He is former Marine who is a big hunter and fisherman. He really wanted a son to follow in his footsteps!

20 posted on 12/01/2012 6:04:40 AM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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