World Amazing Stuff: A baby with two faces

A baby with two faces

An Australian couple has welcomed the birth of conjoined twins who have separate brains and identical faces but share a body. Sydney couple Renee Young and Simon Howie learnt at a 19-week ultrasound that their babies would be born with a rare condition called diprosopus, “Even though there is only one body, we call them our twins,” Howie told the magazine.

“To us, they are our girls and we love them.”

Young gave birth on 08-05-2014 last Thursday by emergency caesarean, some six weeks early.

Named Hope and Faith, the girls share one unusually-shaped skull with duplicated facial features and separate brains joined at the stem. They have one set of limbs and organs.

They are breathing perfectly on their own and feeding,” Howie said, adding that they had their first bath on 11-05-2014 Sunday night. “They are little Aussie fighters.” 

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