In Rare Occurrence, US Woman Gives Birth To ‘MoMo’ Twins

In a recent rare instance, a woman resident in the United States had consecutive pregnancies that resulted in the birth of identical twins. Just six months after giving birth to her first set of twins named Luca and Levi, Britney Alba learned she was expecting twins, according to a press release by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

What are MoMo Twins? US woman gives birth, second set of twins in 13 months

Identical twins are known as the abbreviation for monoamniotic monochorionic. Both have shared placenta, amniotic sac and fluid in common. MoMo twins are the rarest type of twin, accounting for less than one percent of all births in the United States, according to the university’s reasoning. It is to be noted that momo twin pregnancies have a higher risk of fetal complications.

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