Crestview family welcomes ‘mono-mono’ twins (PHOTOS)


Lyndsey Brooks holds her newborn, Savannah Lynn, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Savannah Lynn and her twin sister, Hannah Kathleen (inset) — born Thursday — shared the same amniotic sac and placenta for 32 weeks.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 06:19 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Lyndsey and Brandon Brooks are introducing the community to two special deliveries they received last week.  

PHOTOS: See 7 photos of the Brooks family welcoming the twins >>

Savannah Lynn and Hannah Kathleen Brooks were born Thursday at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola after a 32-week pregnancy. The twins were delivered a minute apart, each weighing more than 3 pounds, Lyndsey’s mother, Victoria Teems, stated in an email.  

The girls shared the same amniotic sac and placenta throughout the pregnancy, which is unusual. Monoamniotic, or "mono mono" twins occur in one of every 10,000 pregnancies, according to the Journal of Perinatology.

Lyndsey, who gave birth by cesarean section, is recuperating, Teems stated. Savannah also is doing well. However, "Hannah has been having breathing difficulties and is unable to be held," Teems stated. "She is very sensitive to touch and it affects her breathing and heart rate. Hopefully in the next couple days she will be stronger."

Specialists are closely observing both babies, Teems stated in a post on the couple’s account.

Teems is involved with fundraising efforts for the family to help with medical costs, travel expenses and baby supplies, among other things. In addition, the Brooks family's loved ones are organizing a benefit auction and raffle on Aug. 30, not Aug. 31 as originally stated. Click here for more details as they become available.  

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