An American couple shared their unbelievable experience when their first-born turned into 2 born and received tons of social media love.
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When Matthew and Nicole Ziesemer expected their first baby, they opted to keep the pregnancy and delivery as natural as possible.
Their objective was to have very minimal medical intervention and therefore elected not to have ultrasounds and planned on a home birth.
However, those plans soon backfired as Nicole’s water broke 4 and a half weeks prior to her due date.
They immediately contacted their midwife as she was meant to assist with the home birth.
Unfortunately, this was no longer an option as Nicole hadn’t carried for the minimum of 36 weeks. They then drove through a storm to Gerber Hospital.
While in labour, Nicole adamantly refused medication as she still held hopes of her natural delivery plan.
After a staggering 30 hours of labour, doctors urged her to agree to intervention and she eventually relented to avoid complications.
Another 10 hours later, she gave birth to their beautiful daughter, Blakeley Faith.
Their relief was immense following the 40 hour marathon. Incredibly, just as the doctor stitched a tear and searched for the placenta, she discovered another baby laying in the womb.
Everyone was taken by surprise, including the medical personnel and the couple themselves.
Nicole recalled her angst when she realized they now needed to get a 2nd cot, car seat, pram, etc.
Eventually, the twin brother, Cade, was born. Cade experienced some minor breathing problems initially but the family eventually received the go-ahead to all go home.
Ironically, although their aim was to minimize the need for medical intervention, it actually came to their rescue in a huge way to ensure the happy ending.
Please view some of the scenes from the delivery room below.
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