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This Couple Were Besotted With Their Newborn Twins – But Then The Doctor Said, "I’m Sorry"

This Couple Were Besotted With Their Newborn Twins – But Then The Doctor Said, “I’m Sorry”


After welcoming twin girls into the world in 2011, Matt and Jodi Parry probably had the same question in mind that any parent has of newborns: “Are they healthy?” Yet despite the pair making all the necessary preparations, nothing could have readied them for the doctor’s reply. He took them to a private room and said the devastating words, “I’m sorry…”


Jodi, a police force employee, and Matt, a civil servant, married in March 2007 and a year later decided that they wanted to start a family. The couple from Lancashire in the U.K. were delighted, then, when they welcomed their son, Finlay, into the world in 2009. And another year on, they began trying for a second child.


Unlike with their first child, though, Jodi became pregnant very quickly. And having already suffered a miscarriage before Finlay was born, the couple immediately began taking precautions. However, as they anxiously awaited confirmation of a heartbeat during a scan, the sonographer dropped a bombshell.


The expectant mom wrote on her blog, “The sonographer confirmed she could see a heartbeat. Matt squeezed my hand and I had shed a tear of relief, but she hadn’t finished. She then told us she could see a second heartbeat – ‘You’re pregnant with twins!’ At this point Matt and I were both crying.”


Thrilled at the prospect of welcoming twin girls into the family, the excited parents prepared themselves as best they could. Then, on June 29, 2011, Abigail and Isobel arrived. As the newborns were six weeks premature, however, they were whisked away to the neonatal ward.


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