London, England, Feb 3, 2017 / 03:02 am America/Denver (CNA).
When newlyweds Charlie and Hayley Lampshire from Oxfordshire, England found out they were pregnant with twins in 2015, they couldn't have been happier.
But at their 12-week ultrasound, the couple found out some frightening news: Hayley was carrying Monoamniotic-Monochorionic twins, which meant that the babies shared one amniotic sac – putting them at high-risk for becoming strangled by their own umbilical cords.
“Charlie and I were terrified at first, but we want to share our story to reassure other that there is hope, something that we struggled to find when doing our own research,” said Hayley, according to the Metro.co.UK.
“My husband, Charlie, and I were heartbroken when we found out our babies were in danger,” she said.
As the babies grew and became more active in the womb, they became more at risk for becoming tangled in each other’s cords. They couple was told that selective abortion would be an option, but they continued the pregnancy with both babies.