“How I Lost My Twin Babies” Vienna Girardi Painfully Reveals

Vienna Girardi took to Facebook on Sunday to reveal that her daughters went to Heaven on Aug 5th at 18 weeks after experiencing twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).

The grieving mum wrote about her devastating loss in an emotional and lengthy post recounting how she almost died and had to be in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) for four days.

According to her, the doctors had warned her that if she did not go into labour and deliver the babies she was risking her own life. They told her it cold cause her infections in her uterus.

Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a disease of the placenta (or afterbirth) that affects identical twin pregnancies. It affects identical twins or higher multiple gestations, who share a common monochorionic placenta.

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The Bachelor star actress, had announced her pregnancy in June, posting an ultrasound photo to Instagram accompanied by the caption, ‘Twice the Blessing, Twice the Fun.’

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While thanking her followers for their support, she asked them to respect her privacy and allow her grieve. Her addded that her story was shared to help save another mum with the syndrome.

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“This is the hardest thing I have ever had to write. On Aug 3rd, I went in for an ultra sound bc the Perinatologist notice one of my twins had more fluids than the other which was the first sign of TTTS(Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome) this is when one twin takes more nutrients than the other.

They said that it did look like it had improved over the last week though. Unfortunately, that was not the case and that evening my water broke due to the amniotic sacs rupturing. I spent the next 2 days in the hospital trying everything to save them.

The doctors had warned me that if I did not go into labor and deliver the babies, I was taking the chance of risking my own life and causing an infection in my uterus but they could not survive at only 18 weeks.

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They also said that there was a very slim chance under 5% that the babies could survive and the fluids in their amniotic sacs replenish themselves so as any mother would do I did everything to save them but their hearts stopped beating on day two which is also when I went into a septic shock with 104 fever.

My little angels went to Heaven on Aug 5th and I was rushed into the OR for emergency surgery and was in the ICU for 4 days. I don’t know why this happened and I pray the Lord gives me strength to understand why he needed my little girls.

After days of laying in bed heart broken and trying to piece what happened back together a doctor asked me if I would consider donating my little girls to science so they can also understand why this happens and be able to save another women who has twins with TTTS.

This was the hardest decision I have ever had to make in my life but I knew my little girls were in Heaven already and the pain I feel I would never want any mother to ever feel.

RIP My Sweet Angels  Your mommy will never forget you and I loved you both with my entire heart. I Thank you all for your support and prayers but I would appreciate it if at this time everyone can respect my privacy and allow me to grieve.”


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