Emma Dutton, a pregnant mum carried herdead son for more than three months so his twin brother could live after being given the devastating news her boys had arare condition, The Sun UK reports.The mother was told her unborn sons had a life-threatening disease shortly into her pregnancy and at 20-weeks doctors discovered that one had died in her womb.To give her surviving child the best chance Emma, 30, revealed she had to carry his tragic brother to term.
More than 15 weeks later her and partner Mark Prince welcomed Oliver, who was delivered via c-section weighing 4ib, 11oz.His twin, Elijah, was also delivered weighing just three ounces.Speaking about the development, Emma said:“To have that news and then be told one of them had died was just absolutely devastating. After that, I was convinced I’dlose the other one too.“He [Elijah] stayed with me until he was born. It was incredibly sad, but I’m also pleased they had the chance to be born together.”
Oliver is 10 months oldThe boys had suffered from twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) a condition which sees one baby receive a higher flowof blood from the placenta than the other. It can be fatal to both twins.The couple said an emotional goodbye to Elijah before taking Oliver, now 10-months-old, home to meet his extended family.The couple is now fundraising to support a TTS Registry to help medics learn more about the disease and hopefully save lives.They have raised £500 on their JustGiving fundraising page,‘Remembering Elijah Prince’– half of their £1,000 target.