Rare Twin Birth - One Twin Is Born Two Weeks Before The Other

November 03, 2017

When LaTroya Woolridge found out she was pregnant with twins she never expected they would each be born under two pounds and two weeks apart! This story is the most unusual thing I have ever heard.

On January 17, just 24 weeks into her pregnancy, LaTroya started experiencing excruciating labor pains. Her husband Arthur was out of town, so she drove herself to Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, in Spring, Texas. “It was the most terrifying experience of my life,” she said. “It was raining that morning, and I wasn’t sure I would even make it to the hospital.”

After arriving at the hospital, she was told she was in active labor. Minutes later, she gave birth to Amara, who immediately began to fight for her life. Amara weighed in at just one pound, three ounces. LaTroya said, “Initially, we were told that Amara’s heart tone could not be detected, so when I finally delivered her and saw her feet moving I was filled with joy that she was alive but afraid of what would happen next."

Here’s the crazy part - On January 31st, two weeks after little Amara was born, her brother, Arthur III, entered the world. He weighed in at just two pounds, two ounces. According to their doctor, Dr. Samuel, delayed interval twin delivery is very rare, occurring in less than one in 1,000 twin births.“We know that the prayers our family and friends prayed along with us have been answered,” said LaTroya.


The babies are still in the NICU, but the couple says they are “overjoyed” with how far the twins have come. Amara weighs five pounds, four ounces while Arthur weighs five pounds, eleven ounces now.


“We are happier than we have ever been and excited about our parenthood journey,” she says. “We are amazed at the miracle we have watched before our eyes. LaTroya and Arthur said they “plan to do everything within our power to ensure their twins have a healthy, happy, and successful life.”

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