Experts emphasize that twin pregnancies carry a higher risk of complications for both the pregnant person and the twins themselves. Due to the increased frequency of prenatal checkups, potential issues can be detected at earlier stages. These pregnancies are considered high risk due to the numerous possible complications, and many individuals receive prenatal care from maternal-fetal medicine specialists, according to health officials.
In India, the parents of a baby with two heads, deemed a “miracle” by doctors, made the decision to take their child home against strong advice from the hospital. Regrettably, The Daily Mail reported that the baby boy passed away within 32 hours of leaving the hospital with his parents.
The 2.5kg baby boy was born to a 20-year-old mother at Nehru Medical College and initially appeared to be in a healthy state, as stated by Dr. Narayan, assistant professor of pediatric medicine. Although the mother had completed her full-term pregnancy and was recovering well after surgery, the baby experienced breathing difficulties.
Dr. Narayan was quoted by The Daily Mail, explaining that while surgical intervention is possible in some cases of conjoined twins, it was nearly impossible in this situation. Despite having two sets of all internal organs, they were fused within one body, with only one pair of arms and legs. The doctors informed the parents that separation was not feasible for such children.
Unfortunately, against the hospital’s strong recommendation, the young parents chose to bring their child home. As reported, complications arose within 32 hours of the baby’s birth, leading to his untimely passing. Dr. Narayan noted that this was the couple’s first child, which might explain why they did not seek prenatal care or take extra precautions during the pregnancy.