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Parents give birth to miracle conjoined twins that only happen 1 in every 2.5 million pregnancies
Babies like this only come around 1 in every 2.5 million pregnancies!
Ma Fatima Garcia
05.26.22

Hannah Bateson, 31, works as an NHS senior support. Her husband, Nick Bateson, 32, runs a fruit and vegetable business. They have been together for 14 years but married last 2016.

They were so excited to build their own family and have children of their own.

Unfortunately, it didn’t happen soon.

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The road to parenthood

The couple underwent fertility treatment, but first Hannah had to lose weight, and then the pandemic happened.

Once they were cleared and Hannah was in her best shape, they conceived using Clomid.

Clomid is an oral type of treatment for fertility and the couple conceived during their first cycle. It was all worth it. Finally, Hannah saw her pregnancy tests came back positive.

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Pregnancy, Hope, and Faith

Can you imagine the happiness they felt?

At their 12-week scan, they received news that they didn’t expect. Hannah and Nick found out that they were expecting twins!

They couldn’t be happier, but something about what the midwife said made them worried.

“The midwife kept it very very calm at that point she told us it was twins, but that we should see the consultant at the local hospital,” said Hannah in her interview with This Morning.

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The couple did, and that was where they found out that they were carrying conjoined twins.

‘As we were doing this scan, it dawned on both of us. Before the consultant even said, and I asked, “Are they conjoined?” and the consultant confirmed.

The couple described their feeling like they were in limbo.

They didn’t have enough information, and all they could do was wait and hold on to the faith that they could separate their children.

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Soon, Hannah was confined in the hospital for two months before giving birth via C-section.

Hannah, the mother-to-be, was impressed by her birth plan.

According to her, everyone was positive and organized. The support that the staff gave her was not only reassuring but also full of hope.

They welcomed the twins Annabelle and Isabelle Bateson last March and they are one in 2.5 million cases of conjoined twins.

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Meeting Isabelle and Annabelle

According to the doctors, twins Annabelle and Isabelle are joined from the chest down to the pelvis. The girls also share a bladder and bowel and have a fused leg.

The most important information was that they have separate hearts. Hannah and Nick were so happy and grateful.

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“The fact we got to 35 weeks itself was a miracle.” Hannah said.

When they saw the tiny babies, they were so happy. They were expecting really sick babies, and seeing Annabelle and Isabelle beaming with beauty, innocence, and strength shifted their perspective on life.

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A long road with two beautiful babies

Now, the twins are two months and their operation was delayed because they caught covid-19.

The Batesons have fundraisers to cover the increasing expenses of the operation and recuperation.

Aside from that, they have to travel back and forth between Northern Ireland and London. It will be very expensive, but who wouldn’t sacrifice for these beautiful angels?

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“I think these wee girls have worked their ways into so many people’s hearts and there are on many people on this journey with us and we are so very grateful,” said Hannah.

From conception, from their growth inside Hannah’s womb to the many more battles that they will take, Annabelle and Isabelle will surely conquer them and show the world that they can.

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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