Rebecca Roberts, 39 years old, and her husband, Reese Weaver, 43 years old, from Trowbridge in the south of England, learned about the imminent arrival of their family in February 2020.
The pregnancy test showed the coveted number 3+. The couple was thrilled! Not surprising, as they had been trying to conceive for a long time and had even sought medical help.
“Neither Reese nor I had twins in the family. Our twins were probably the result of me taking an ovulation-inducing medication. It worked so well that I became pregnant again during my pregnancy!” said Rebecca.
The surprise awaited everyone at the 12-week scan: Rebecca is pregnant with twins.
“The second child had a heartbeat, but for some reason, looked smaller than the first. I was immediately sent for a consultation with a specialist to understand the reasons.
I remember how I came home and searched the internet for answers. I can say it was the worst decision. I then cried and cried,” recalled Rebecca.
However, the happiness didn’t last long. As the term progressed, Rebecca’s anxiety about the children’s health increased.
One child had weaker movements than the other, and although the woman convinced herself it was normal because the children were of different ages, she was still worried.
She managed to carry the twins until 34 weeks of pregnancy.
“At the end of the pregnancy, the girl had hardly grown, her umbilical cord wasn’t functioning normally, so the doctors insisted on a C-section. Rosalie, however, looked extremely premature.
The smallest diapers were too big for her. To be honest, we thought she wouldn’t survive, so we didn’t even post about the birth of the children on social media,” recalled Rebecca.
The day after the birth, the little ones had to be separated: Noah was left in intensive care, and Rosalie was transferred to the children’s hospital. The doctors were concerned not only about the low weight.
They also wanted to rule out other diseases and genetic conditions. When Noah was 3 weeks old, he was discharged from the hospital.