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Report: Brit Twins Born Two Days Apart Beat Million-to-One Odds to Survive

by Kathy Jones on  July 11, 2011 at 9:46 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
It has emerged that twin boys, who were born two days apart, and in two different counties in UK, have beaten million-to-one odds to survive.

Miracle twins Seth and Preston Campbell survived along with their mum Donna Grove, 27, after a string of terrifying birth complications.
 Report: Brit Twins Born Two Days Apart Beat Million-to-One Odds to Survive
Report: Brit Twins Born Two Days Apart Beat Million-to-One Odds to Survive
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Seth, who weighted 2lb 6oz, was born at Frimley Park hospital in Camberley, Surrey, while Preston, who was in his own womb sac, arrived more than 50 hours later after Donna had been whisked to London for treatment.

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"I feel blessed. We are all really really lucky to be here," the Sun quoted her as saying.

Donna was 28 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to Seth, who was not breathing when born on April 13. He then went on to develop a life-threatening intestine infection, a heart murmur and blood poisoning.

He was taken 40 miles by ambulance to St Mary's in Paddington, central London, where his mum joined him, and where she then gave birth to 2lb 12oz Preston the following day.

Donna then suffered a cardiac arrest after some of his womb sac fluid infected the blood stream - a condition called amniotic fluid embolism.

Seth's condition then worsened and he was taken to the specialist neonatal intensive care unit at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Amazingly, doctors saved all three and they recovered during a ten-week hospital stay. Medics put the odds of the trio's survival at a million to one.

"We now think it's quirky that they have different birth dates," Donna, now back at home in Bracknell, Berks, with her babies, added.

Source: ANI
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