Navigation Links
Woman Pregnant with Conjoined Twins

A BC woman, 21 weeks pregnant, has recently learnt that she is expecting conjoined twin girls. Felicia Simms says she's trying not to focus on her rare type of pregnancy// and the attention she's getting because of it.

Simms choking back tears on Friday told about the babies who are joined at the scalp.

She said, ‘I just try and keep my head where it has to be, keeping these babies healthy and me healthy and making sure they have a better chance. They each have their own brain but they're sharing most of the main nerves and the arteries.’

Doctors have told Simms that the twins could be delivered by caesarean section when she is 32 weeks into her pregnancy.

Simms, 20, is already a mother to a four-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son.

Simms has been consulting with a team of specialists at Women's Hospital in Vancouver and has planned to make regular trips to the facility during her pregnancy.

Conjoined twins are rare, about one in 200,000 births and those joined at the head are said to make up only two per cent of all conjoined twins.

According to Simms's mother, Louise McKay, three sets of conjoined twins have previously been born in B.C. but that they were joined at the heart and stomach.

She said, "There have never been conjoined twins of this nature to the head."

Erin Toews, a spokeswoman at Women's Hospital, said that the only set of conjoined twins delivered at the hospital was in the 1990s and no surgeries to separate conjoined twins have been performed in the hospital as well.

Simms is on income assistance and the family has set up a trust fund to help pay for her frequent trips to Vancouver. NDP health critic Adrian Dix has said that Health Minister George Abbott should consider pitching in to help Simms pay for some of her costs.

He said,"I'm hopeful the minister will look at this issue, look at the challenges facing thi s young mother in terms of not just the children she's carrying but her other children and provide some assistance so that she doesn't have to organize a major fundraising effort just to get basic health care."

Helen Simeon, a spokeswoman at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, claimed that the facility has performed surgeries to separate 10 sets of conjoined twins since 1966, the last of which was done in March 2005, when a team of doctors successfully separated twin boys from Zimbabwe, Tinashe and Tinotenda, joined at the stomach and liver.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Woman gets cancer from transplanted kidney
2. Woman prisoner in Bihar found HIV positive
3. Death Of Singaporean Woman After Mysterious Illness
4. Woman In Coma Gives Birth To Daughter
5. Another British Woman In Court For New Breast Cancer Drug
6. Woman swallows mobile phone - assault by boyfriend?
7. Death Of Woman Following Family Planning Operation Creates Panic
8. Life Beyond Cancer - Delhi Woman Tells How
9. UK Woman To Raise Funds For Women Welfare
10. Initial tests negative for bird flu in Romanian Woman
11. Woman suffering from degenerative disorder committed assisted suicide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Children and adolescents who ... experiences than children in the general population. That’s because foster care is designed ... family challenges. While no fault of their own, youth who have experienced trauma ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... hERG liability could substantially improve drug safety and minimize the cost of development. ... validating ion channel inhibition using cell lines and for cardiac toxicity using induced ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 28, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, ... to and which He does not. Yisrayl says with so many titles and names ... name, but he says with a little Scripture, backed with a lot of research, the ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 28, 2017 , ... Intellitec Solutions announced the publication of ... Microsoft Dynamics GP solution that integrates to their PointClickCare EHR software package. With ... care, Brooke Grove now has the capability to achieve its goal for a ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Rob Lowe is a popular actor ... leant his presence to an educational purpose as the host of the “Informed” series. ... cancer. In a recent episode, the series focuses on thyroid cancer. , Although thyroid ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... DUBLIN , April 20, 2017 ... "Latin America Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Services Market Analysis By Service ... And Segment Forecasts, 2014 - 2025" report to their ... The Latin ... USD 21.0 billion by 2025 Low drug registration ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: ... release financial results for the first quarter 2017 after ... The Company,s management team will host a corresponding conference ... ET. Investors interested in listening to the ... for domestic callers or (703) 326-3030 for international callers, ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 19, 2017 The Global Effective Microorganisms ... 2022 report has covered and analysed the potential of Global ... market size, shares and growth factors. The report identifies and ... opportunities in the global market. ... Browse 152 Tables and Figures, 6 Major Company Profiles, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: