Britain’s Youngest Surviving Miracle Twins Defy Odds, Survive Birth At 23-Weeks-Old

nollygrioPublished: February 7, 2017Updated: February 8, 2017300 viewsVirality: 2%
Published: February 7, 2017Updated: February 8, 2017

Nine months ago, Claire and James Weir weren’t sure their precious baby girls would survive.

Born at just over 23-weeks and weighing barely one pound each, twin girls Annabelle and Imogen’s survival has been nothing short of a miracle. Two, in fact.

When Claire’s water broke at 22-and-a-half-weeks, it was a race against the clock to keep them in her womb and prolong their birth.

The reason being? By law, infants under 23-weeks are not to be resuscitated and Claire and James wanted to give their children every fighting chance they deserved.

Fate was on their side but it was a rocky road ahead for the Weirs. After being born, the girls were placed in incubators in the ICU and used ventilators to help them breathe.

Numerous surgeries later – Annabelle’s stomach and Imogen’s eyes – the girls would spend nearly four months in the hospital before coming home.

After such an intense roller coaster ride with the girls’ health, the Weirs are now happy to report Annabelle and Imogen are happy and healthy little princesses!

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