Woman Gives Birth to rare ‘MoMo’ Twins in US
In a rare case, a couple in the US welcomed a set of MoMo twins also known as Mono Mono or monoamniotic-monochorionic twins, just over a year after they had their first twins.
MoMo twins share the same placenta amniotic sac and fluid in the womb. There are high chances of miscarriages, stillbirths, and fetal abnormalities in such cases. Such type of twinning is said to be the rarest and occurs in less than 1 percent of all births in the US.
According to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Britney was admitted to the hospital’s High-Risk Obstetrics (HRO) unit and was there for over 50 days when she was 25 weeks pregnant.
“The team conducted ongoing prenatal care, including fetal monitoring several times a day to ensure the twins remained well. Given the rarity of her pregnancy, Alba was also visited by medical students, residents, and fellows,” the hospital said.
Britney and Frankie Alba from Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the US expanded their family from two to six in just two years.