Proud parents show thriving conjoined twins who doctors told to abort
A delighted couple have released baby photos of their new-born conjoined twins after defying medics who advised abortion.
Chelsea Torres, 22, gave birth to Callie and Carter in January by caesarean following a nerve-racking pregnancy.
Thankfully, since their birth, doctors have assured her and hubby Nick, 22, the twins were healthy and not in need of separation surgery.
The family have now been able to take the girls home to settle in.
Chelsea from Blackfoot, Idaho, USA, said: “I was extremely anxious my whole pregnancy.
“I had a planned a c section and knowing the date I delivered was extremely hard.
“The labour was bad since I went for a planned c section.
“They did the procedure and it felt really weird but when they were here I was extremely happy.
“The first time I held them I was nervous because I had just had my c section and they were so fragile to me.
“I’m so happy I didn’t terminate Callie and Carter, they are amazing.
“I knew termination would not happen and I’m glad that little speck of thought I did have, I pushed away.
“My husband and I are very excited.”
The brave mum found out she was pregnant with conjoined twins during her three week scan.
Despite being told survival chances were slim, they decided not to terminate the girls.
The couple, with their three-year-old Jaysin, packed up their lives and moved 1400 miles to be closer to a specialist hospital in Houstin, Texas.
And on January 30th they welcomed Callie and Carter into the world.
Chelsea said: “The doctors say because the girls are so healthy, they do not recommend separation.
“We don’t have any follow ups or plans to go back to Texas to the specialist hospital.
“The past few months have been an extreme adjustment.
“Their clothing and car seats are completely different. We have to sew their clothing together and the car seat is custom made.
“Everyone in our hometown is supportive and knows our story.
“We get some people who stare and we get some people who say they have been following our journey.”
To help support the family, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/callieandcarter?lang=en-US