Quadruplet Mom-to-Be Has Emergency Surgery to Save Babies

October 23, 2014 9:47 PM

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Quadruplet Mom-to-Be Has Emergency Surgery to Save Babies

An expectant mom getting ready to welcome two sets of identical twins -- a one in 70 million occurrence -- endured emergency surgery this week after doctors found signs of a rare condition that could affect the health of one set of twins.

This week, during Ashley Gardner’s 19th week of pregnancy, doctors found evidence of an alarming condition called twin-to-twin syndrome that occurs when there is an imbalance in the blood supply between a set of identical twins in the placenta. As nutrition and blood supply is shunted from one twin ...

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