Rare “MoMo” twins born in Kansas

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (WDAF) — A family in Lawrence, Kansas has hit the genetic jackpot and now these rare twins are coming home.

Wyleigh and Winnie McLaughlin were born on November 30 to parents Alijah and Justin McLaughlin at Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, southwestern Kansas City.

The girls are a rare set of mono-amniotic twins, known as “MoMo” twins.

MoMo twins make up about 1% of identical twins and less than 0.1% of all pregnancies, according to Columbia University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

“That means they share and share a placenta [an amniotic] sac and it’s a very rare form of pregnancy,” said Dr. Thomas Lancaster, a neonatologist at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Lancaster cared for Alijah for much of her pregnancy after finding out she was having MoMo twins, which puts the pregnancy in a high-risk category. MoMo twins are at increased risk for serious complications, such as umbilical cord entanglement or premature birth, says Texas Children’s Hospital.

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