Doctors stunned when woman delivers twins six weeks apart

Till now we always thought that twins were born together. But that isn’t necessarily so because a mum from Bedfordshire has just given birth to twins born six weeks apart which is a unique incident. Kim Vaughn 37 knew she was expecting non identical twins but what she didn’t know was the fact that they would not be born on the same day.

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Sadly though Kim’s delivery has an element of tragedy attached to it as the first twin born to her passed away. The baby was delivered dead and could not be resuscitated.

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1 Kim’s labor started at just 24 weeks

Kim Vaughan was 24 weeks pregnant when she went into labor. After delivering a still baby, her labor pains stopped. Despite of doctors expecting that the second twin would soon arrive, that wasn’t to be. Dylan whom she named the second child decided to extend his stay for a further six weeks in his mother’s womb.

At 30 weeks Dylan decided to make a dramatic entry into the world and though he was small, he was still stronger than what he would have been at 24 weeks.

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Kim’s labor started at just 24 weeks

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2 Amazed when labor pains stopped which never happens

Both Kim and her partner Simon Gilbert 36 were distraught at the death of their first child whom they had proposed to name Raiden. They were equally amazed at when her labor stopped soon after Raiden’s stillbirth.

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It was a Christmas miracle and a gift for the family when Dylan was born and transferred to a hospital close to the couple’s home on Christmas day.

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3 The second twin delivered after 6 weeks

Kim still remembers her ordeal when at 24 weeks she was about to deliver prematurely at the Bedford hospital. Kim then gave birth to Raiden on 13th October, 2014 at 10.16am. When delivered, he wasn’t breathing and several attempts to revive him failed. When medics prepared for the second birth, they found it strange that her labor had stopped. In usual circumstances, once labor starts, it doesn’t stop till a delivery is made. Here was a strange case of twins born 6 weeks apart.

Even though Kim was shifted to Luton and Dunstable Hospital where a specialist premature baby team was put on standby, nothing happened. On 24th Novemenber 2014, Kim’s water broke and Dylan was delivered but immediately placed inside an incubator.

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twin delivered after 6 weeks

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4 Thankful for her second baby

Although Dylan had mild bleeding on his brain, chronic lung problems and a fault heart valve, he pulled through. Dylan spent two weeks in the incubator after which Kim was finally able to hold him for the first time, an experience that overwhelmed her. “He was so tiny and it was amazing, but I also felt like there was so much pressure, because it was in front of loads of people.

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Although Dylan weighed 5 pounds at birth, he is a healthy little two year old today. Both twins were born 6 weeks apart and Kim was thankful for her second baby. She has started working for BLISS an NGO who helps premature babies and expectant, others. BLISS empowers families and champions the rights of premature and sick babies. They are active in influencing the policies and practices governing premature babies.

Thankful for her second baby

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