Heart-Touching Moment When Newborn Twins Came Out Hugging After Give Birth
BALNEARIO CAMBORIU, Brazil – A heart-ᴍᴇʟᴛɪɴɢ moment was captured when two newborn sisters immediately ‘hugged’ each other after being born in the Brazilian municipality of Balneario Camboriu. The twin-sisters, Liz and Beatriz, were attached to different placentas and are non-identical siblings.Their hug, believed to be the very first, ᴍᴇʟᴛᴇᴅ many hearts in the delivery room.
“Liz hugged Beatriz like it was, – phew sis, you’re out here with me,” said Luana Guimaraes, mother of the twins. She shared the moment on her Instagram page on Feb. 18 which went viral soon after it was uploaded. The photograph was captured by the childbirth photographer Bruna Costa. “It will be so special when they see this moment in the future,” said Costa.
Apart from the twins, Luana and Augusto are parents of three children.
“We planned to have our fourth child this year, but it came a little earlier, and it was a big surprise, twins1” said Luana. “We always dreamt of having a big family, and now we are blessed with five children.”
Luana revealed that her eldest son predicted the twin’s arrival during her initial days of pregnancy.
“A few days before I found out I was pregnant, my oldest child dreamed I was pregnant with twins. When I saw those two babies on that little screen, I was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ. I couldn’t believe it,” said Guimaraes.
The babies were conceived at 37 weeks without any ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs. The mother and the babies are doing well.
A sᴛᴜᴅʏ titled ‘Twin pregnancy and perinatal outcomes: Data from Birth in Brazil Sᴛᴜᴅʏ’ states that twins account for 2-3 percent of births worldwide. The occurrence of twin pregnancy is at 1.13 percent in Brazil alone. The prevalence of twin gestations is higher in the Brazilian regions with a higher Human Development Index.
Twins in Brazil have a higher prevalence of low-birth-weight and growth restrictions as compared to single-born babies. Along with that, twin births have a negative impact on perinatal health indicators, as they have a ʜɪɢʜᴇʀ ʀɪsᴋ ᴏF ᴘᴇʀɪɴᴀᴛᴀʟ ᴍᴏʀᴛᴀʟɪᴛʏ, ᴇsᴘᴇᴄɪᴀʟʟʏ ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ ʜɪɢʜᴇʀ ᴘʀᴇᴛᴇʀᴍ ʙɪʀᴛʜ ʀᴀᴛᴇs.
In low and middle-income countries, early neonatal mortality is seven times higher among twins.
The late preterm twins have higher odds of jaundice and face ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs in ʙʀᴇᴀᴛʜɪɴɢ, ᴘᴀʀᴛɪᴄᴜʟᴀʀʟʏ the second-born infant. Amongst early-terms, twins have ʜɪɢʜᴇʀ ᴏᴅᴅs ᴏf ᴏxʏɢᴇɴ ᴛʜᴇʀᴀᴘʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀᴅᴍɪssɪᴏɴ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ɴᴇᴏɴᴀᴛᴀʟ ɪɴᴛᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴇ ᴜɴɪᴛ.