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Mono-mono twins called "Super heroes", health officials say

You might have seen this already, because it seems the world can't get enough of these twins, but it's just too cute to pass up.      

Twins Jillian and Jenna Thistlewaite were born in Akron, Ohio, on Friday, but they continue to grab international attention with their pictures crossing the globe. Here's why.

"We do thousands of deliveries, but this one was really special, because I took the first baby out and my partner took the second baby out, and we held them up for Sarah to see, and they immediately grasped hands," says Dr. Melissa Mancruso, with Akron Children's Hospital.

It was a complicated pregnancy because the girls have defied the odds of a condition called mono-mono. That means they shared the same amniotic sac and the same placenta, something that happens in one out of 10,000 pregnancies, with a low survival rate.      

But, together, these little ones have super powers. Today, doctors say the girls are doing very well, almost breathing on their own. And at nearly four pounds each, they are expected to go home in about three weeks.

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