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These conjoined twins were born hugging each other – now they’ve been successfully separated

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Sarabeth and Amelia are
learning to live independently after spending
the first year of their lives joined at the chest. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES)
Sarabeth and Amelia are learning to live independently after spending the first year of their lives joined at the chest. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES)

They knew the news was going to be bad when the ultrasound technician switched off the monitor and said he needed to call a physician.

Alyson and Phil Irwin had been so excited about this baby – a sibling for their firstborn, Kennedy (3).

But the physician’s words were devastating, Alyson recalls. “He said, ‘You’re pregnant with conjoined twins. I’m really, really, sorry, but you’re going to have to decide what you’re going to do’. It’s just not something you would expect at all.

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