Surgery before birth saves lives of preemie twins
We continue our focus on fetal care this month by honoring Siman Abdi and her twin daughters, Amina and Rania, who were born Feb. 11 at 25 weeks.
Earlier in Siman’s pregnancy, the sisters were diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), which is a rare condition that occurs when one twin donates blood to the other while in the womb and, if left untreated, potentially can be fatal for both babies.
Thanks to the work of the Midwest Fetal Care Center, a collaboration between Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Children’s, Siman’s daughters are recovering at Children’s and continue to grow stronger each day.
Learn more about twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: