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Two peas in a pod! Twin sisters who were born holding hands are still inseparable two years after they defied the odds to survive

  • Jenna and Jillian were born May 2014 in one in 10,000 monoamniotic birth
  • Mother Sarah Thistlethwaite spent 57 days on bed rest to minimize risks
  • Ohio twins were born 45 seconds apart and held hands right afterwards
  • Two years later, the sisters don’t like to be separated to run errands
  • Care for each other but also blame the other for their own misbehaviors

Twin sisters who held hands in the first seconds of their lives can’t stand being away from each other, two years after their odd-defying birth.

Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite were born on May 9, 2014 in Akron, Ohio after sharing the same amniotic sack – a condition that affects about 1 in 10,000 pregnancies and increases the chances of complications.

Their mother Sarah had spent 57 days on bed rest to minimize the risks and was relieved to give birth to two healthy girls.

The twins were born 45 seconds apart and as soon as the doctors held them close to each other, they clasped hands, stunning everyone in the delivery room.


Jenna and Jillian were born two days before Mother’s Day in 2014 to Thistlethwaite and their father Bill.

Doctors had detected the monoamniotic pregnancy at 19 weeks during the third ultrasound. That day, the parents, who already had



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