Limpopo Conjoined Twins Die a Week After Birth While in ICU After Their Health Took a Turn for the Worst

Limpopo Conjoined Twins Die a Week After Birth While in ICU After Their Health Took a Turn for the Worst

  • Conjoined twins born at a Limpopo hospital died a week after being born to their 41-year-old mother via C-section
  • The babies were transferred to a neonatal intensive care unit for doctors to monitor their condition
  • They succumbed after their health deteriorated overnight and died in the early hours of Thursday 14 April

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LIMPOPO - A week after being born the Limpopo conjoined twins took their last breath on Thursday 14 April. The babies were born to a 41-year-old woman via C-section at the Jane Furse Hospital and were later transferred to the Mankweng Neonatal ICU.

Several specialists from Mankweng-Pietersburg Complex and Dr George Mukhari Central Hospital worked hard to find the best possible outcome for their future. Their health became worse overnight, and they died in the early hours of the morning.

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Limpopo, conjoined twins, die, a week after birth, Jane Furse hospital, specialist, 41-year-old mother
Conjoined twins born at a Limpopo hospital died a week after being born. Image: Getty
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The twins were conjoined by their chest and abdomen. The Minister of Health from Limpopo Phophi Ramathuba planned to meet with specialists from Mankweng Tertiary Academic and George Mukhari Central Academic Hospital to plan a suitable future for the twins, according to TimesLIVE.

Ramathuba sent condolences to their family and the community for the loss. During the mother’s antenatal visits, she was told she would have a normal twin pregnancy, however, during the operation, the babies were discovered to be joined. News24 reported that the babies were successfully birthed without difficulty.

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Conjoined twins separated after 10-hour surgery, parents grateful to doctors

Briefly News also reported a grateful American mum and her husband have come out to thank doctors and everyone involved in the successful surgery that saw their conjoined twins separated. Maggie Altobelli and her hubby Dom took time to shower praises on people who spent 10 hours working on the ''miracle''. had earlier reported that conjoined twins Addison and Lilianna Altobelli were successfully separated on October 13 2021, after a 10-hour surgery.

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Briefly News has learnt the conjoined twins were finally discharged from the hospital following the surgery after spending about a year in intensive care following their arrival. The conjoined twins are now back at home in Chicago with their parents. According to, Maggie who was 20-weeks pregnant and her hubby learned at an ultrasound appointment that not only were they expecting twins, but also the siblings were connected at the abdomen.

"I was trying to find out the gender of one baby I thought we were having, and then it turned out to be a little more complicated. It was an out-of-body experience." Maggie disclosed.

Source: Briefly News

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