Hayley Lampshire was over the moon when she discovered that she and her husband, Charlie, were pregnant with twin boys. But doctors noticed something troubling about the little babies growing inside her womb.
Not only were these special babies twins, but they were Monoamniotic-Monochorionic twins. They shared the same amniotic sac, which put them at high risk of death by entangled umbilical cords. If they moved around too much, they would cut off their oxygen and food supply.
The only way to survive would be to remain very still.
When the 27-year-old school teacher from Oxfordshire went for a scan, the doctors were amazed by what they saw: her two boys cuddling each other and holding hands.
They remained mostly like this for the entire pregnancy and were even born holding hands! Little Blake and Rowan were successfully delivered by C-section at 34 weeks and are thriving today.
The best part? They're bond is as strong as ever - they're still cuddling!
Rowan (left), Blake still holding hands!Caters
Congratulations to mom and dad - you have some amazing little boys!