Heartbreaking pictures show Siamese twins born in India sharing a face. The babies, who each had their own heart, arms and legs were born weighing 2lbs 6oz at a hospital in Rajkot, Gujarat, eastern India. They share a face, brain & this astonished medics when they were delivered by a Caesarean section.
Doctors have confirmed that they only lived for six minutes following their birth at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Government Medical College four days ago. The mother of the twins had a smooth pregnancy until her first ultrasound at seven months where she was informed about the shocking condition of her babies.
Speaking on the incredibly rare situation, Kirtan Vyas – an assistant professor in the gynecology ward of the hospital who operated on the mother, said medics already knew they were unlikely to survive. According to him, their hospital has been active for 140 years and there’s only been around three to four cases of conjoined twins. This case of conjoined twins was however an even more shocking and rare one.
The woman and her husband have now decided to let go & donate the body of the twins to the government medical college for research.