A pair of three-year-old conjoined twins who were even connected at the brain have finally been separated after undergoing one of the most difficult operations in the world.
There's a lot about pregnancy that can be hard to predict and that includes how how many babies someone is actually about to have. And while we've heard stories of mothers somehow giving birth to six or more children at a time, it's easy to forget how differently the act of having even twins can affect the body.
But of course, how those twins will appear when they come out isn't so easy to predict either. And it's true that many conjoined twins can lead great and fulfilling lives together, but some of the ways they can intertwine are so untenable that separating the children gives them the best chance at achieving that goal.
Although this is definitely true for the twins we're about to meet today, it wasn't so long ago that the incredible results they've experienced would have seemed impossible.