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Miraculously A Baby Survives 17 Days In Womb After Twin Is Stillborn

Miraculously A Baby Survives 17 Days In Womb After Twin Is Stillborn
A baby girl has been described as a "true miracle" after surviving in the womb for two weeks after her twin brother was stillborn. Heartbroken mum Gemma Bryant has spoken of a 'bittersweet rollercoaster of emotions' after the pain of losing her son Kobi Nathaniel was followed by the joy of giving birth to baby Lexie, 17 days later. After losing Kobi at 21 weeks, doctors had warned Gemma and dad James their second twin would likely be born within three days, with very little chance of survival. But to the amazement of staff at Hull Women and Children's Hospital, it was a further 17 days before Mrs Bryant went into labour for a second time - giving Lexi a much better chance of survival.

A ‘miracle’ baby girl survived in her mother’s womb for two weeks after her twin brother was stillborn.

Gemma Bryant, 35, said the pain of losing her son and the joy of giving birth to baby Lexie was a ‘bittersweet rollercoaster of emotions’.

After losing Kobi Nathaniel at 21 weeks, doctors warned Gemma and dad James that their daughter would likely be born within three days, with little chance of survival.

But to the amazement of staff at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital, it took 17 days before Mrs. Bryant went into labour for the second time.

Miraculously A Baby Survives 17 Days In Womb After Twin Is Stillborn

Now a month old, Lexie weighed just 1lbs 3oz when she was born at 23 weeks. She is defying expectations and has a good chance of growing strong enough to lead a normal life.

‘It really has been an emotional time’ said Mrs. Bryant, from North Cave, East Yorkshire. I am torn emotionally.

‘I am heartbroken about Kobi, I feel so sad he was born too early, his little lungs just was not ready.

‘He was perfectly formed. He was beautiful. We believe that he did all of that to save Lexie.

Those days waiting were horrific, not knowing what would happen to her. I was put on bed rest but told to expect the worst.

‘But Lexie came out fighting, her arms and legs were all over the place, she was breathing on her own.‘It was very scary but amazing. ‘Doctors says the longest they have  ever seen twins born apart.’

The twins were due in May, but Mrs. Bryant’s waters broke the day before she was due to go for her 20-week scan.

Kobi was sadly stillborn eight days later, on Christmas Eve, with lungs too underdeveloped to save.

The mother-of-two said she was in tears at how tiny she was.

Lexie was rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit and she was 20 days old before her parents could hold her for the first time.

 source;metroUK

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