Eadie and Quinn home safe and sound

Eadie and Quinn home safe and sound

Twins Eadie and Quinn had an early entrance into the world, born at 31 weeks and two days gestation. Parents Emily and Dylan always knew their little girls would come early and need some extra care and attention.

The girls were monochorionic, monoamniotic (MCMA) twins sharing the same placenta and membrane. To monitor the pregnancy, the family received shared care in their hometown of Toowoomba and at Mater Mothers’ Hospital.

Emily was transferred down to Mater Mothers’ Hospital at 30 weeks and 4 days gestation for monitoring until the girls were born nearly a week later and moved in to the care of the Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU).

“The care we have received her has been nothing short of amazing, despite our girls being born early we have felt that we were in the safest hands and despite everything been able to enjoy our first days of being parents,” Emily said.

“Our girls were on the CPAP machine for a while to help with their breathing but now they are doing so well, we have nothing to worry about. All the staff have been reassuring and have taken time to teach us what to do and how to care for them."

“The NCCU is such a supportive environment, all the families are very friendly, we are able to talk to them and share our experiences. It was overwhelming at first, but we feel things have settled down now and we can’t wait to get our girls home.” 

Around 60 per cent of twin births are premature with the average birth taking place at 35 weeks, monochorionic, monoamniotic (MCMA) twins accounts for around five per cent of twin pregnancies.

Once Eadie and Quinn left Mater Mothers’ they spent more time in hospital in Toowoomba for extra monitoring but are now at home and the family are loving being able to settle into their new lives. 

“They are just about double their birth weight. Eadie is 2550 grams and Quinn is 2480 grams. They officially came home on Tuesday 29 of December, one week before their due date," Emily said. 


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