A woman has given birth to conjoined twin boys — just 11 months after their older brother, Gage.
Carter and Conner Mirabal were born on Friday 12 December in Jacksonville, Florida, connected at the abdomen and facing each other, weighing 5lbs each. They were born a month before their original due date.
The pair do not appear to share any organs — except from their livers, which appear to be connected, the Daily Mail reports — and their parents Michelle Brantley and Bryan Mirabal reportedly have no plans to surgically separate the two.
Michelle Brantley in hospital following the birth (Photo: Facebook)
The boys’ parents, who have shared their pregnancy journey on Facebook, wrote yesterday in a post that the babies had required emergency surgery after their birth.
“The boys were transferred to Wilson Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The boys are in the OR now and we’re needing some extra prayers for our baby boys,” they wrote. ” This surgery will not repair the problem but will buy more time to get through the weekend and or until the result come back from the MRIs and C.T scans.”
They added that the complications were due to the boys having been born with their stomach open and some of their organs exposed.