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  • Mom Gives Birth To Rare Twins With 1 Body, 2 Faces [VIDEO]

    05/13/2014 3:59:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue, May 13, 2014 | Lizetter Borreli
    An Australian mother of seven has given birth to a rare set of conjoined twins who have two faces, two brains, and share one body. Despite doctors’ advice to terminate the pregnancy, Renee Young and partner Simon Howie, proud parents of the “Aussie fighters,” Faith and Hope, welcomed the girls last Thursday after Young went into labor six weeks early via emergency C-section. The girls were born with the rare condition diprosopus, where the embryo fails to completely split and twins share one body. The two girls are now in stable condition and breathing without any assistance.
  • Photo: Rare Twins Hold Hands Moments After Birth

    05/11/2014 2:20:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    Boston.com ^ | May 11, 2014 4:53 PM | Chris Caesar
    n Ohio mother who gave birth to twins got a special Mother’s Day surprise Sunday when her difficult pregnancy culminated with the photograph of a lifetime: a picture of her babies, barely a minute old, holding hands as they faced their new world. Sarah Thistlewhistle’s newborns were monoamniotic—or “mono mono”—twins, a rare condition in which two fetuses share a single amniotic sack and remain in near-constant physical contact for the duration of the pregnancy. The formation occurs in approximately .3 percent of births and can require intensive care during the third trimester to avoid complications.
  • Saved from abortion, Chilean twin brothers are now priests

    08/17/2013 2:21:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | August 16, 2013
    Santiago, Chile, Aug 16, 2013 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two twin brothers in Chile say that their mother’s determination in protecting them from abortion despite the advice of doctors helped to foster their vocations to the priesthood. “How can I not defend the God of life?” said Fr. Paulo Lizama. “This event strengthened my vocation and gave it a specific vitality, and therefore, I was able to give myself existentially to what I believe.” “I am convinced of what I believe, of what I am and of what I speak, clearly by the grace of God,” he told CNA....
  • Woman, 21, stabs her twin sister in the chest during Christmas day fight over APPLE FRITTER

    12/28/2013 7:12:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 26, 2013 | Helen Pow
    An Ohio woman is in jail after she allegedly stabbed her twin sister in the chest during a fight over an apple fritter. Contisha Hayes, 21, and her sister, Tamara Delaney, 21, were in the kitchen cooking the fritter when they 'started to play fight' over the treat, investigators say. However, the joke quickly turned serious when Delaney pulled Hayes' hair prompting an angry response. She allegedly took out a knife and stabbed her sister in the chest in retaliation. Someone at the home, in the 900 block of Springdale Street in Akron City, called 911 after the incident that...
  • Real-life ‘Parent Trap’: Reality star splitting twins between dads

    09/21/2013 7:00:22 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/19/13 | Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
    “My Fair Wedding” reality-show host David Tutera announced last week that he and estranged partner Ryan Jurica would split their infant twins when in their custody agreement. The explanation is that each man is the biological father of only one of the twins. (They are “heteropaternal superfecundation,” or twins who share a mom but have different dads.) Jurica lives in Connecticut and Tutera lives in California. Jurica has said this is not the arrangement he hoped for, and he wants the twins to be in each other’s lives. Many experts, and people on social media, agree that this is a...
  • Vegetarian credits Sausage McMuffins for helping carry triplets to full term

    09/02/2013 7:32:52 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 49 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | SEPTEMBER 02, 2013 | QMI AGENCY
    A British woman credits in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- aided by daily breakfasts of sausage McMuffins to help carry her triplets to full term -- after failing for 10 years to get pregnant the old-fashioned way. Vegetarian Laura Dixon, 34, and husband Tim, 34, of Essex, tried three times with IVF to have a family, but was unsuccessful twice; the first attempt was abandoned and the second try ending in a heartbreaking miscarriage after eight weeks, SWNS.com reports. Laura was in her third round of IVF when she conceived and decided to boost her odds of carrying to full term...
  • Pro Sports Subsidies are a Team Game

    08/29/2013 4:05:24 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    jason lewis homepage ^ | 8-28-13 | Jason Lewis
    Now that the heirs of Carl Pohlad’s estate are caught up in the very confiscatory tax regime their favorite politicians helped create, it is tempting to root for the taxman just to make a point. Seems the IRS believes the Pohlad boys undervalued their prized possession, the Minnesota Twins, to the tune of $269 million as part of their late father’s estate. Now the greedy hand wants at least $121 million from the franchise the taxpayers built.
  • ‘I’m expecting twins - and I feel like I ruined my family’: America’s most charming couple is back

    06/28/2013 4:48:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    life news ^ | John Jalsevac
    Yup, it’s them again. America’s most charming couple is back in the news. You remember, don’t you? We were introduced back in May when Albert Garland (a pseudonym), published a piece on Babble with the charming sub-headline: “My wife’s expecting twins — and I’m not happy about it.” Things only went downhill from there. Well, apparently the reaction to Albert’s piece was less than positive (who knew?), and now his wife has stepped forward to tell her side of the story in a follow-up piece on Babble. “Mrs. Albert Garland” patiently explains, in their defense, that she and her husband...
  • Identical twin studies prove homosexuality is not genetic

    06/01/2013 5:59:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 114 replies
    Holland Davis ^ | May-13-2013 | Mark Ellis
    Eight major studies of identical twins in Australia, the U.S., and Scandinavia during the last two decades all arrive at the same conclusion: gays were not born that way. “At best genetics is a minor factor,” says Dr. Neil Whitehead, PhD. Whitehead worked for the New Zealand government as a scientific researcher for 24 years, then spent four years working for the United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency. Most recently, he serves as a consultant to Japanese universities about the effects of radiation exposure. His PhD is in biochemistry and statistics. Identical twins have the same genes or DNA....
  • We Trusted God to Help Save Our Miracle Twin Girls From Death

    05/11/2013 3:17:02 AM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/10/13 | Anne Ponton
    My story begins in mid-December 2001. I was newly married, healthy, excited and shocked to be carrying twins! All had been going along in the pregnancy just fine until one Saturday morning. I noticed something was not quite right so I called my doctor, hoping he would say, “Don’t worry. Everything will be just fine.” I had just been at his office the day before for a routine check-up. He told me that from this point forward, even though I was only 26 weeks along in my pregnancy, to call if I sensed anything out of the ordinary. That’s called...
  • “I Am Not Happy About It:” A family dreading twins reflects the selfishness of our culture

    05/05/2013 8:29:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    Live Action ^ | Kristen Hatten
    A recent post on HuffPo has gone viral, being reposted mostly by people who can’t believe what they just read. A man, if you can call him that, writing under the pen name Albert Garland wants you to know: “My Wife Is Expecting Twins and I Am Not Happy About It.” This article is an excellent example of what we mean when we say “first world problems.” Even as it starts, I know I am about to read something steeped in a viewpoint warped and twisted by selfishness. It begins thusly: I’ve been doing some spying lately, casually asking friends...
  • Faced with blindness, deaf twins choose euthanasia

    01/24/2013 8:04:56 PM PST · by OzarkSailor · 20 replies
    NBC WORLD NEWS ^ | 14JAN13 | Annabel Roberts
    After winning approval from the necessary authorities, the two men received lethal injections at a Belgian hospital in December. Dufour described their last moments: "They had a last cup of coffee and everything was fine. They said goodbye to their parents and brother and all was serene. They waved — and that was that." Under a 2002 law, Belgians are allowed to end their own lives if a doctor judges an individual has made his or her wishes clear and is suffering unbearable pain. The case of the twins was unusual because the two men were not approaching the end...
  • Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    01/14/2013 1:27:01 PM PST · by dragonblustar · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Russell Goldman
    Two deaf twin brothers in Belgium were euthanized by their doctor after realizing they were going blind and would be unable to see each other ever again, their physician says. The 45-year-old men, whose names have not been made public, were legally put to death by lethal injection at the Brussels University Hospital in Jette, on Dec. 14. The men, who were born deaf, had a cup of coffee and said goodbye to other family members before walking into hospital room together to die, their doctor told Belgian television station RTL.
  • Doctors euthanize Belgian twins who said they could not bear the thought of going blind

    01/14/2013 12:49:44 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 49 replies
    National Post ^ | 13 Jan 2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    Identical twins have been killed by Belgian doctors in a unique case under the country’s euthanasia laws. The 45-year-old brothers from the Antwerp region were born deaf and sought euthanasia after finding out that they would soon go blind. They told doctors that they were unable to bear the thought of not being able to see each other again. The twins, who have not been named but have been pictured on Belgian television, had spent their entire lives together, sharing a flat and working as cobblers. Belgium’s Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper reported on the weekend that doctors at Brussels University...
  • SIBLING RIVALRY: Video shows twins fighting in the womb

    12/01/2012 2:00:33 AM PST · by onyx · 34 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Erika Neddenien
    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...
  • Double-Barrel 1911 Lands ATF Approval, Importation To Begin Next Year

    11/30/2012 7:44:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 11.27.2012 | Max Slowik
    Double-barrel 1911 lands ATF approval, importation to begin next year The ATF has given Arsenal the green light to import their double-barreled, double-everything 1911. Arsenal turned a lot of heads a few months back when they announced their truly unique handgun, the AF2011-A1, but many assumed that the gun would never wind up for sale in the U.S., because it fires two cartridges with one pull of the trigger, making it a machine gun according to federal law. Arsenal maintained that their double trigger design, and matching pair of sears and hammers, would not raise the hackles of the gatekeepers...
  • From Kelley to Petraeus, It Doesn't Add Up

    11/13/2012 2:26:15 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 70 replies
    US News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Paul D. Shinkman
    An FBI agent carries out a computer after a search of the home of Paula Broadwell in Charlotte, N.C. The evidence of an affair that forced CIA Director David Petraeus to resign from his position still leaves many unknowns, experts say, including some fundamental questions about the investigation itself.[READ: Broadwell's Driver's License Found in D.C. Park] It remains uncertain why the FBI began investigating the E-mails sent to Jill Kelley, a social liaison volunteer at a Tampa base where Petraeus was stationed as an Army general, and whose connections with Petraeus' alleged mistress and family is not yet clear, according...
  • Kelley Twins Had Picture Taken With Rubio

    The twin sisters involved in the David Petraeus scandal crashed one of Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign fundraisers in 2010, the host of the fundraiser said. The twins, Jill Kelley and Natalie Khawam, came to the party uninvited, took their photo with Rubio and quickly left without donating money to his Senate campaign, said Angelette Aviles, of Tampa
  • Petraeus whistle blower and her surgeon husband are 'broke, owe millions and ...

    11/13/2012 10:42:48 AM PST · by Arthurio · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11-13-12
    Petraeus whistle blower and her surgeon husband are 'broke, owe millions and are the target of foreclosures' The housewife and whistle blower at the center of the David Petraeus sex scandal and another involving General John Allen may have been hoping for some financial gain by lifting the lid on the affair, after it emerged today she and her husband are broke. Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, 37, and her cancer surgeon husband Scott owe millions to banks after the collapse of their real estate holdings in 2010. The Kelleys are currently the targets of at least four indebtedness lawsuits and...
  • Kenyan Mother Names Twins Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    11/08/2012 2:46:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 8, 2012 | Ron Recinto
    Kenyan mother names twins Barack Obama and Mitt Romney - Millicent Owuor, 20, shows off her newborn twins named after U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and GOP challenger A young Kenyan mother has named her newborn twin sons after the U.S. president-elect and his defeated Republican challenger. Millicent Owuor, 20, gave birth to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Wednesday at the Siaya District Hospital in southwest Kenya, according to the Standard. Owuor told the Kenyan news outlet her sons' names will always remind her of the election in the United States. The hospital is near the village of Kogelo,...
  • Mom of Conjoined Twins Who Refused Abortion Challenges “Pro-Choicers”

    10/03/2012 2:16:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | October 3, 2012
    In a video released today by Secular Pro-Life, the mother of conjoined twins challenges the idea that “you don’t have the right to life unless you can live independently of someone else’s body.”Tatiana and Krista Hogan, age five, are conjoined at the head. Because they share brain tissue, and because Krista is partially dependent upon Tatiana’s heart for adequate blood supply, they cannot be surgically separated. Overall, however, the girls have enjoyed good health, reaching their developmental milestones on schedule.Mother Felicia Simms learned of her daughters’ condition at five months’ gestation, and refused to consider an abortion. She has received...
  • Castro Used Stand-In (Not Fidel)

    04/21/2005 3:07:08 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 13 replies · 409+ views
    WOAI ^ | 4/21/2005
    Every politician in a tight race has wished he could be in two places at once. Julian Castro has managed to pull it off. Castro said today that his identical twin brother, San Antonio State Representative Joaquin Castro, took his spot on the San Antonio City Council barge during the Texas Cavaliers River Parade Monday night so he could attend another event. "He was standing in the River Parade, because I had to host a neighborhood leaders meeting in District Seven," Castro told 1200 WOAI's Rosalinda Montero. Castro says that is the only event where Joaquin has stood in for...
  • Twenty weeks pregnant with twins, but last week she had an abortion

    08/13/2012 3:58:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/13/12 | Kelly Clinger
    August 13, 2012 (KellyClinger.com) - Wednesday is late term abortion day at Orlando Women’s Center (the clinic where I had my abortions 12 years ago). When I first started visiting the sidewalks of abortion clinics to pray and minister, I had no idea that late term abortions were even legal. I remember hearing about the Partial Birth Abortion Ban in 2007 and assumed (like most) that this stopped abortions late in a woman’s pregnancy. Shock can’t even begin to describe my feeling when I first counseled on late term day. “These girls are so pregnant,” I kept thinking to myself....
  • Deandra Marquis Lee, Ala. man, charged in slayings of 9-year-old Ala. twins

    06/09/2012 2:45:06 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 8, 2012 | Crimesider Staff
    (CBS/AP) HAYNEVILLE, Ala. - Deandra Marquis Lee, an Alabama man acquitted in a double murder, is being charged with killing 9-year-old twins Jordan and Taylor Dejerinett as well as their elderly babysitter Jack Girdner earlier this week, a prosecutor said Thursday. Police are now looking for Lee, 22, who was out on bail on felony gun and robbery charges when the killings occurred Tuesday. He has been charged with three counts of murder, Lowndes County District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer said. Authorities believe the slayings happened on a dirt road where the bodies were found. All three victims had been shot,...
  • Arlington's Martin High School graduating class may set record for twins and triplets

    05/27/2012 2:15:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | May 25, 2012 | BY SHIRLEY JINKINS
    Forty-two of the 827 seniors preparing to graduate next week are twins or triplets, and that makes the Class of 2012 a possible Guinness world record holder for the most multiple-birth students in a graduating class. Martin's 18 sets of twins and two sets of triplets top the current record holders, a 2011 class in Iowa with 14 sets of twins and three sets of triplets.
  • Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early - $50,000 a head

    04/20/2012 9:27:48 PM PDT · by Fred · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 04/19/12 | Ben Smith
    Former Governor Mitt Romney is already offering top donors access to a special "Presidential Inaugural retreat," planned on the assumption that he will be elected president this November. The offer, in a fundraising email circulated by a top Georgia supporter to fellow Republicans and obtained by BuzzFeed, is one of several goodies offered to those who contribute more than $50,000 to the joint fundraising committee known as "Romney Victory," a program whose outlines were first reported by POLITICO. Those donors will be named "Founding Members" of Romney Victory and invited to a California retreat with Romney and offered "yet to...
  • US twins give birth minutes apart

    12/28/2011 5:02:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Big Pond ^ | 12/23/11
    US twins give birth minutes apartFriday, December 23, 2011 » 07:05am Twin sisters in New Jersey have given birth to their first children just minutes apart in the same hospital. Danielle and Nicole Fisher were in adjacent rooms, and the boys were born 13 minutes apart on Tuesday night. The women had been born within 12 minutes of each other 23 years ago.
  • Joe Nathan, Texas Rangers agree to $14.5-million deal

    11/22/2011 5:28:51 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-22-11 | Stephen Hawkins
    ARLINGTON, Texas - Longtime Twins closer Joe Nathan and the Texas Rangers agreed Monday night to a two-year contract with a club option for 2014, a move that means Rangers closer Neftali Feliz will shift to the starting rotation. "We look at this as almost like two acquisitions," general manager Jon Daniels said. The two-time defending American League champions had discussed moving Feliz into the rotation last spring, but the timing wasn't right then. Daniels said being able to sign Nathan made that move easier now. It also would help offset the loss of free-agent starter C.J. Wilson if the...
  • Nationals Catcher Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela

    11/09/2011 8:13:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    abc ^ | 11/9/2011 | JORGE RUEDA
    Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela. Ramos, 24, was taken away in an SUV by four armed men in Santa Ines in central Carabobo state, Kathe Vilera, spokeswoman for the catcher's Venezuelan League team, said through her official Twitter account. "This is sad, worrisome and true that Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped," she said. Ramos was playing winter ball with the Aragua Tigers. She said the rising Major League Baseball star was kidnapped at 6:45 p.m. local time (2315 GMT) and that police have been notified. Santa Ines lies...
  • A New Movie About Ron Paul And His Twin

    09/14/2011 2:30:59 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-14-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Remember this movie? Well, here's the sequel
  • Newt Gingrich's Celebrity Twin?

    09/06/2011 4:15:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-6-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    I couldn't resist. My apologies to all the "Newt Gingrich for President" supporters out there...aka the Gingrich family. ;-P
  • Prayer Update On Tiny Babies Prayed For By Freepers

    08/27/2011 10:06:55 AM PDT · by Blogger · 13 replies
    Free Republic | 8/27/2011 | Blogger
    Just an update for all of you who prayed for a set of twins and a set of quads last year. To jog your memory: For the Twins The twins mother went into labor too early for the twins to survive. The original thread is Here Hannah and Emma are both doing well and turned 1 August 5th. They are at home with Mom, Dad, and their brothers and are absolutely precious! You can see a picture of them here: For the Quadruplets, Their mother found out she was expecting quadruplets and the "doctor" advised her to abort some or...
  • Brothers' 92 years end the lifelong way: as twins (die on same day)

    06/04/2011 6:13:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | June 3, 2011 | Robert J. McCarthy
    Twin brothers Adrian, left, and Julian Riester answered God's call in the 1940s: the Franciscans instead of Army. From the moment of their birth in Buffalo 92 years ago, twin brothers Julian and Adrian Riester rarely left each other's side.They played together, went to school together, as young men traveled cross-country together -- and, in their 20s, joined the Franciscan order together.And on Wednesday, after 65 years as identical twins wearing the identical brown robes of the Franciscans -- mostly at St. Bonaventure University -- Brother Julian Riester and Brother Adrian Riester died together at St. Anthony Hospital in St....
  • Killebrew charity work will continue

    05/23/2011 7:24:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/23/11 | Jean Hopfensperger
    In the final months of his life, Harmon Killebrew outlined the legacy he wanted to leave in the communities where he had lived and played. Ensuring that his Harmon Killebrew Foundation remained strong was a priority, said foundation president Jason Coffel, so he could continue to spread his love for baseball even after death. Killebrew drew up a list of immediate goals: construction of baseball fields for disabled children in the Twin Cities, the state of Idaho and Washington, D.C. (through the nonprofit "Miracle League"), plus a scholarship fund at his alma mater, Payette High School in Payette, Idaho. More...
  • For once, the Minnesota Twins will carry Harmon Killebrew

    05/20/2011 5:38:56 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5--20-11 | Brian Murphy and John Shipley
    OAKLAND, Calif. - By a strange twist of fate, the Twins will be in Arizona this morning to say goodbye to hall of fame slugger Harmon Killebrew, the face of the franchise when he played 14 seasons in Minnesota and their godfather the past decade. Morneau is one of three current Twins joining manager Ron Gardenhire and Killebrew's former teammates Rod Carew and Tony Oliva and former manager Frank Quilici as pallbearers for this morning's funeral service in Peoria, Ariz.
  • Harmon Killebrew has passed away

    05/17/2011 9:03:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | May 17, 2011 | La Velle E. Neal III
    With his family by his side, Twins great Harmon Killebrew, one of the all-time great sluggers and one of the all-time great gentlemen, passed away Tuesday morning.
  • Chinese twins born in single body with 2 heads

    05/09/2011 11:18:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2011
    BEIJING (AP) -- A hospital in southwestern China says conjoined twin baby girls with a single body and two heads have been born at its facility. A staffer surnamed Wang at Suining City Central Hospital in Sichuan province says the girls were born Thursday.
  • Announcing Birth of Our Twin Boys (Vanity)

    05/07/2011 6:56:50 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 48 replies · 1+ views
    05-07-2011 | Jimfromctown
    I would like to announce the birth of our third and fourth sons Nicholas Paul Roth & Charles Joseph Roth @ 1:01 & 1:02pm respectively on May 6, 2011. The boys are Identical twins born to James & Catherine Roth via cesarian section at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, OH. They are two months early and will be in the NICU for the next two to four weeks. As many of you will recall, my wife and I lost our second son Douglas Charles Roth to heart problems and CHARGE related Complex on October 1, 2010. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2600641/posts?page=1 We believe that the...
  • Amid Ethics Debate, Conjoined Twins Celebrate First Birthday

    04/05/2011 1:35:13 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 25 replies
    AOL News ^ | April 2, 2011 | Lisa Holewa
    Twin brothers Kameron and Kaydon Hayes celebrated their first birthday this week. They both love the character Elmo on "Sesame Street." They smile. Sometimes Kaydon babbles, trying to talk. Holding hands, they kick happily when they play and often poke each other in the face. Born at 37 weeks weighing a combined total of 10 pounds, the boys -- who weren't expected to live -- share more than a special bond; they share a liver and a malformed heart. Their birth and subsequent medical care touched off debate among doctors and medical ethics experts who said the conjoined twins are...
  • Against my Wishes, my Daughter Had Twins

    04/02/2011 10:10:54 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 38 replies
    Here ^ | Today | Me
    She done did it. As soon as I figure out how to transfer pics from my phone.....(I tried emailing them to myself, didn't work)
  • Daughter is Expecting Twins, Any Advice (Beeber Stunes Welcome)

    03/02/2011 8:55:31 PM PST · by occamrzr06 · 60 replies
    Today | me
    My daughter is expecting twins. She has 28 day until she is 37 weeks. 42 weeks is full term. The DR wants her to go at least 37 weeks to allow for maximum development. My questions is, what can we expect? Obviously, I/we've done the child raising thing, but not twins. Any insight would be welcome.
  • Lucky man marries thai twins simultaneously

    02/23/2011 11:37:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Stranger Worlds ^ | June 8, 2009
    After Mr Wichai (Tao), aged 24, from Samut Songkram province, who earns his living by dealing in old goods, got married to gorgeous twins Ms Sirintara and Ms Thipawan 22, he vouched his sincerest 'equal love' for both of them! Mr Wichai, just yesterday, got married in a grand ceremony to both twins simultaneously. On being interviewed by Thai Rath reporters, Mr Wichai declared wholeheartedly that he didn't see much problem in having to perform tiresome marital duties with two wives. In the engagement ceremony before the wedding dress gallery, Mr Wichai successfully offered a dowry of eight baht of...
  • Social before Birth: Twins First Interact with Each Other as Fetuses

    01/13/2011 9:12:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 1/12/11 | Janelle Weaver
    Every mother knows that newborns are social creatures just hours after birth. They prefer to look at faces over objects, and they even imitate facial expressions. Now a study sug­gests that the propensity for social interactions exists in the womb. Twins begin interacting as early as the 14th week of gestation.Researchers at the University of Turin and the University of Parma in Italy used ultrasonography, a technique for imaging internal body structures, to track the motion of five pairs of twin fetuses in daily 20-minute sessions. As published in the October PLoS ONE, the scientists found that fetuses begin reaching...
  • Unborn Twins Interact in the Womb at 14 weeks Into Pregnancy

    01/13/2011 10:52:24 AM PST · by julieee · 27 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 13, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Unborn Twins Interact in the Womb at 14 weeks Into Pregnancy Padova, Italy -- An Italian researcher is gaining more attention into his research published last October on twins and the relationships they develop -- starting in the womb. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/13/unborn-twins-interact-in-the-womb-at-14-weeks-into-pregnancy/
  • Killebrew diagnosed with cancer; 'most difficult battle of my life'

    12/30/2010 3:14:26 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 109+ views
    EPSN 1500 ^ | 12-30-10 | Phil Mackey
    Harmon Killebrew was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer. "With my wife, Nita, by my side, I have begun preparing for what is perhaps the most difficult battle of my life," Killebrew said in a team-issued statement. "I am being treated by a team of medical professionals at the Mayo Clinic. While my condition is very serious, I have confidence in my doctors and the medical staff and I anticipate a full recovery. "The Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and most experienced medical centers treating esophageal cancer in the world. In the past decade, they have made tremendous advances...
  • When is twins too many?

    12/13/2010 7:49:43 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 112 replies
    nationalpost.com ^ | Dec. 10, 2010 | Tom Blackwell
    Like so many other couples these days, the Toronto-area business executive and her husband put off having children for years as they built successful careers. Both parents were in their 40s — and their first son just over a year old — when this spring the woman became pregnant a second time. Seven weeks in, an ultrasound revealed the Burlington, Ont., resident was carrying twins. “It came as a complete shock,” said the mother, who asked not to be named. “We’re both career people. If we were going to have three children two years apart, someone else was going to...
  • 'Selective Reduction' Abortions Increasing: Children Have Become Commodities

    12/23/2010 5:10:51 AM PST · by tcg · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/23/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ..."The Ontario couple is part of what some experts say is a growing demand for reducing twins to one, fueled more by socio-economic imperatives than medical need, and raising vexing new ethical questions. Experts question whether parents should choose to terminate a fetus just because of the impact the child would have on their lives, and note that even more medically necessary reductions can trigger lifelong angst and even threaten marriages. The mother said the Toronto doctor who eventually did her reduction performs several a month." If you recoiled upon reading about this couple choosing to "reduce" - kill -...
  • SPEAKING OF SPORTS: Welcome to Yankee Hating Season

    10/09/2010 1:33:32 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 44 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | Oct. 9, 2010 | Jim Ingraham
    The New York Yankees this year had a payroll of $206 million. The San Diego Padres had a payroll of $37 million — and neither team won its division. So who had the better year? I think it was Paul McCartney who once said, “I don’t care too much for money ‘cause money can’t buy you a World Series championship, although it can pretty consistently get you into the playoffs.” He’s right. Lance Berkman is making $14.5 million this year. That’s more than the combined salaries of the Indians’ entire starting lineup in their last game of the season —...
  • PRAYER NEEDED FOR PREEMIE TWINS

    09/07/2010 7:04:54 PM PDT · by Blogger · 55 replies
    9-7-10 | Blogger
    Freepers, we first started praying for these babies when their mother was 21 weeks gestation and showing signs of labor. (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2549381/posts) They were born at 26 weeks gestation. Hannah and Emma are their names. Emma was born healthier than Hannah, who has already had to undergo surgery to deal with blood and fluid on her brain. Emma, who wasn't on a breathing machine had to be put on one shortly after being moved to another hospital where her sister could get more specialized care. Tonight, they are both fighting upper respiratory infections or something unknown and are in great need...
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...