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Rare `mono mono' newborn twins doing well in Ohio

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio mother says her twin girls are doing well after being born with a rare condition.

Thirty-two-year-old Sarah Thistlethwaite says babies Jillian and Jenna were removed from ventilators Sunday afternoon after they were able to breathe comfortably. She tells The Associated Press that she and her husband Bill both held them for a while on Mother's Day.

The identical twin girls shared the same amniotic (AM'-nee-ah-tik) sac and placenta. Doctors say monoamniotic twins occur in about one of every 10,000 pregnancies

They were born Friday at Akron General Medical Center and were moved temporarily to Akron Children's Hospital because they needed breathing assistance.

Associated Press

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