- A Texas woman made headlines after she gave birth to one of her twin daughters while she was pregnant with another
- Carmen Hernandez delivered her first twin baby Gabriella Grace Hernandez on March 7 and Isabella Rose Hernandez, on March 10
- The doctor who was involved in both deliveries said the case was very uncommon, and he had only seen it one other time in his career
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An American mum experienced one of the rarest events in delivery as she gave birth to twins in three days.
She first gave birth to one while pregnant with another at the Hendrick Health facility in Abilene, Texas, a city in Taylor County.
How it happened
Carmen Martinez welcomed two bouncing baby girls Gabriella (Gabby) Grace Hernandez and Isabella Rose Hernandez, on March 7 and March 10, respectively.
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"Gabby was the first one born at 24 weeks and four days, and Bella was born at 25 weeks, exactly," Martinez told Fox News Digital.
The mother of three disclosed experiencing early labour but held on for a few days to enable her two baby girls to develop more.
Gabby was admitted to an intensive care nursery shortly after delivery, weighing less than a kilogram.
The doctors asked Martinez to delay the birth of the second born to increase her chances of survival.
"I held Gabby in for a week before I delivered her naturally," she said.
Her boyfriend Johnny Hernandez and 15-year-old son Ethan were baffled at the rare turn of events.
Their family members were surprised when they were told Bella was yet to be born after receiving a picture of Gabby alone.
Bella was eventually introduced to the family on her father's 37th birthday.
Dr James L. Tadvick, who was involved in the delivery of both babies, said such was a very rare happening.
"I’ve only seen this one other time in my career. It’s very uncommon," he stated.
Ghanaian Mom of Preterm Twins Abandoned By Her Baby Daddy Gets Help; Receives Food Items and Cash
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a Ghanaian single mother of preterm twins who was abandoned by her baby daddy has received help in the form of food, baby items, and cash for their upkeep.
According to Ghanaian social media influencer James Annor Tetteh, popularly known as Nana ea, the woman was left alone at the Asesewa Government Hospital in the Eastern Region.
Her baby daddy, who works as a commercial motor rider, otherwise known as okada, ran away even before the twins were born.