Flabbergasted Mom Naturally Delivers Conjoined Twins

October 5, 2017
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It is being referred to as a “miraculous birth”, and with good reason! A mum, who had “no idea” she was even expecting twins, has welcomed healthy conjoined twins.

But amongst the joy comes fear for the babies as the mother flees the hospital with them only hours after giving birth. Now doctors are urging that the mother to make contact with medical staff to discuss the surgery these beautiful babies so desperately need.

Their names, gender and whereabouts are unknown, but the two little babies were born 2 September 2017, are already having quite an impact on the medical world.

They are attached at the abdomen, share an umbilical cord but were both born with their own set of limbs and organs. However, it is impossible to determine the babies’ genders without surgery.

Dr Rahul Aggarwal, who delivered the infants, the whole experience was nothing short of surreal.

The 32-year-old mother reportedly arrived at the Bhawani Prasad Hospital, in Uttar Pradesh in northern India, mid-labour.

The woman lives in a nearby village and was not even aware she was expecting twins.  Within an hour after finding out, she gave birth naturally to the two infants.

“Delivering conjoined twins naturally, especially when they are attached at the abdomen, is quite challenging. It’s very rare,” Dr. Aggaral said. “The woman bravely delivered the twins and fortunately all did fine.”

Dr Aggarwal says that the mother bonded with her babies instantly and he also reveals how the beautiful bond between the two babies was absolutely “remarkable to watch”.

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“If we stimulated one, both of them would react and start crying together,” Dr Aggarwal explains.  “They both responded to what the other was doing.”

While the surgical separation of conjoined twins is always a risk, in this instance, it may also be necessary.

“They each had four limbs and a heart and other organs, but being attached at the abdomen and sharing the same umbilical cord made blood circulation challenging,” Dr Aggarwal explains. “They desperately need surgery so they can go on and have a chance.”

Statistics show that conjoined twins occur once every 200,000 live births, with the overall survival rate somewhere between 5 percent and 25 percent.

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Dr Aggaral referred the new Mother to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to further assess the infants and determine the best plan of action. However, only a few hours after giving birth, the mother discharged herself, taking her babies with her.

At this stage, her whereabouts and the welfare of the babies are unknown.

“I can only hope they seek further help.”

Childcare Workers Caught On Camera Taunting Child With Autism

In a shocking sequence of events, two childcare workers have now turned themselves into police custody after a video surfaced of them berating, taunting and throwing a backpack at an 8-year-old child with autism.

It all started on September 1, when Winter Haven PD found out about a Snapchat video showing 26-year-old Kaderrica Smith and then 19-year-old Alexis Henderson taunting, aggravating, yelling at and tripping a student at Our Children’s Academy.

The 8-year-old child is seen and heard in the video, crying and hiding underneath a table while Henderson and Smith continue to taunt him.

At one point in the video, you can see how the child tries to run towards one of the workers when she grabs his arms and sweeps his legs out from under him causing him to fall.

The video lasts for about three minutes and at one point shows one of the workers throwing a backpack at the child, hitting him in the face.

“There has to be an accountability measure for folks,” said Winter Haven Police Chief Charlie Bird.

Especially when they’re supposed to be the professionals. They get hired as the professionals, they’re being paid as the professionals.”

In initial interviews, the two said that they felt they were acting appropriately and did absolutely nothing wrong. Henderson and Smith reportedly just received their certification for childcare last month.

“Those aren’t methods that you can even begin to defend as being used to defuse a situation with an autistic child,” said Bird.

Reports say that they were each immediately fired by the faculty and DCF placed a hold on their certifications.

The child was later interviewed by a DCF Child Protection Team member on September 15 and it was determined that the acts were criminal. Police were initially unable to locate the two, thus giving reason to issue a warrant for their arrest.

Polk officers checking listed address in Dundee for Alexis Henderson. Empty – no signs of the wanted childcare worker. @abcactionnews pic.twitter.com/X5C5hxjhfT
— Ryan Smith (@RyanReports) September 21, 2017

“These workers were supposed to be trained in how to handle children with behavioral issues,” said Bird.

They are trained to deescalate situations, but that obviously did not happen.

Kaderrica Smith is now being charged with Battery and Child Abuse while Alexis Henderson is being charged with Child Neglect.ABC Action News made several attempts to get

ABC Action News reportedly made several attempts to get comment from Our Children’s Academy, however the phone calls went unanswered and a worker at the front door said no one was available.

On Friday morning, Smith and Henderson, reportedly turned themselves into to police custody where they were booked into the Polk County Jail.

Henderson, who has been charged with Child Neglect has bonded out.

Smith, who faces charges of Child Abuse and Battery was reportedly held without bond. At her first appearance on Friday, Smith’s bond was set at $5,000 and the conditions include no contact with minors and also to stay away from the school.

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