On November 24, 2018, sisters Kambry and Keeley were born at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa, USA, at just 22 weeks and 1 day.
Jade Ewoldt, mother of the twins, said: “24 hours after my water broke, I just gave birth to two babies. Everything came to me very suddenly.” The family knows that the chances of both surviving are very low. At birth, Keeley weighed 490 grams, while Kambry weighed only 449 grams.
The doctor said, 22 weeks pregnant is still very small, the baby still has eyes closed, the nervous system is developing and perfecting the senses. Although health care experts warn that Jade Ewoldt will face a long way to help her two children recover, she is undaunted.
After months of intensive care at the hospital, Kambry and Keeley were able to return home for the first time in 2019. The couple suffers from chronic lung disease, and life is also difficult.
By 2020, babies are starting to talk, but Kambry shows signs of autism, doesn’t speak much, and parents have to teach them sign language.
Jade Ewoldt said: “Rather than trying to get him to speak, we teach him sign language and this makes him much more comfortable.”
Twins born at just over 22 weeks old miraculously survived.
Everyone knows that in cases of being born too young, only 23 weeks old, if the baby survives and develops healthy, it is called a miracle. The fight for the life of the couple Kambry and Keeley is considered miraculous.
Now, the couple has grown up into twin sisters as strong and happy as any other child. The twins are going to school for the first time this fall.
“This really challenged our family’s lives. Going through it made us stronger. We learned to appreciate life, to appreciate every single, small moment every day.” , Jade Ewoldt said.
Makayla and Mackenzie have entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s first surviving preterm twins.
The second earliest twins were born Makayla and Mackenzie, in Durham, North Carolina (USA). The two babies were born at 22 weeks and 3 days of gestation on December 8, 2019. The most premature baby ever recorded is Freida Mangold, born in Germany in November 2010. At birth, Freida was only 21 weeks and 5 days in the womb.
According to doctors, babies born before 23 weeks of pregnancy have a 0 to 10% chance of survival because their hearts, lungs, and brains are not fully developed. Usually the survival rate is 1 in 100 children, many of which are disabled.
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