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Monday, September 23 2013, 04:04 PM MDT
Premature Twins
(KUTV) This Mother’s Day will be very special for two moms who both recently gave birth to twins.

The four tiny babies were born prematurely. They have challenges, but their moms say they are getting stronger.

Holly Keele is mother to Addison and Jordan. Her twin girls were born at 25 weeks gestation, which is about 15 weeks premature. Also at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center is new mom Ann Lloyd. Her babies, Cedar and Winsor, were also born about 15 weeks premature.

Doctors say premature births are common with multiples. And multiples are common in Utah.

“There is a high use of medications to increase pregnancy rates in women. Older women are now becoming pregnant more frequently, so it is a high risk of multiples the older a woman gets. Plus there is a high birth rate in Utah,” neonatologist Dr. Wyc Cheatham says.

Dr. Cheatham says advances in medicine may increase the odds that Addison, Jordan, Cedar and Winsor will grow up without long-term problems. “Many of them don’t have any problems whatsoever that we can tell. It is very difficult stuff to measure, but there is a chance that a child born at 24 weeks can go on to be the high school valedictorian to the local track star.”

It will be several weeks before Holly and Ann can take their babies home, to continue a journey that started a little early.

(Copyright 2013 Sinclair Broadcasting Group)

Premature Twins

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