Miracle Twins Could Have Died Before Birth, But This Happened

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 20, 2014   |   12:36PM   |   Philadelphia, PA

Miracle twins Mackenzie and Anna were born at 24 weeks of pregnancy, but they almost didn’t make it here.

Shortly after the twins’ mother, Lauren Lawton, learned she was pregnant, she learned the girls shared a placenta.  That meant one twin was getting too much blood and the other was getting too little. There was a possibility that, as the weeks progressed, the medical condition could claim one or both twins.

twins24That was until their mother Lauren Lawton’s tooth abscessed and forced her into labor at 24 weeks. The girls barely weighed over a pound when they were delivered by C-section at West Penn Hospital.

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“They showed them to me and then they took them.  I was glad they came out and cried,” said Lauren Lawton.

But their fight for life wasn’t over yet.  Both girls underwent heart surgery to repair open valves.

“They were a pound getting surgery.  It was nerve-racking because they could have died,” Lauren Lawton said.

After three and a half months in the neonatal unit, the twins went home.

Doctors said their progress is remarkable, and the girls are now 7 months old.