Now sixteen years after their surgical separation, the family is sharing their story.
The twins’ parents, Emily and James Stark, knew that their daughters were going to be conjoined prior to the birth, they shared on Monday’s episode of Megyn Kelly Today.
A doctor recognised something unusual in an ultrasound, and unfamiliar with the condition, brought out a 1000 page medical book, in which there were two small paragraphs on conjoined twins.
"[The doctor] looked at us and said 'they're joined somewhere in the lower region'," shared Emily Stark, adding that when she heard the news she tuned out and stared at the ceiling, allowing her husband to take over.
"I knew in my heart we would have twins, it was one of those gut things," she added.
According to the program, 1 in 50,000-60,000 births result in conjoined twins.
40-50% are delivered stillborn, with another 35% surviving just one day.