Twin girl born prematurely at 24 weeks but mum still pregnant with twin brother, four weeks later.

Danielle Paull, was 19 weeks pregnant with twins when she was told they might not survive, but in a medical miracle she gave birth to a healthy baby girl and is yet to deliver her second bub four weeks later, reports Daily Telegraph.

Baby Sadie was born premature at 24 weeks on October 26 while her baby brother is yet to make an appearance.

Known as delayed interval delivery, it is extremely rare for a mother to still be carrying a healthy baby twin almost a month after the birth of her first.

He is doing really well,” Ms Paull told the Southern Courier. “We had an ultrasound yesterday and he weighs 1.1 kilos which is quite big for 28 weeks.

“Sadie was 710g. She is very tiny but a good weight for 24 weeks.”

Both babies grew in individual sacs with their own placenta which allowed them to grow together but be born apart in a real-life separation at birth scenario.

Danielle said she owes thanks to the incredible work of the Royal Hospital for Women at Randwick.

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  • This is incredible, particularly given how appalling I found the staff at Randwick.


  • Incredible how far medicine has come.


  • Wow, a medical miracle indeed !


  • It may be possible that the Mum has a problem with her Cervix and they have put some stitches in to hold the other twin in position until she goes into genuine labour again or they have to do a c-section. I know of one Mum who had 3 miscarriages for that reason. The 4th pregnancy they inserted some stitches.


  • Incredible! That’s really very special. Nice to hear the little girl is doing well. And the brother is growing good!! :-)


  • It is so amazing what we can do now!


  • Medical technology always amazes me. How amazing to live in such an advanced society!


  • Wishing her all the best. Go mumma


  • I wish this family all the best.


  • It would be nice to know why this was necessary


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