Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Woman Gives Birth To Twins, Then Gasps When The Doctor Says "I'm Sorry."

The birth of one child is more than enough of a reason to celebrate, but when you give birth to twins, you get to celebrate twice. Now imagine feeling like you're on top of the world after creating two human beings, and suddenly your doctor pulls you aside to tell you two words. "I'm sorry."

Those are by far, the most painful words anyone could hear, particularly after giving birth, but that's what Jodi Parry and her partner Matt's went through when Jodi had just given birth six years ago. What her physician had told her made both of their hearts ache with fear.

Jodi and Matt Parry already had one son, and they had been trying for another child for some time.

The couple wanted to give their son, Finlay a sibling, but Jodi had suffered a miscarriage a short time after she had had him. Naturally, she assumed that nothing else could go wrong with future pregnancies, so she gave it a chance and became pregnant with twins.

Jodi and Matt Parry already had one son, and they had been trying for another child for some time.

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Despite their initial miscarriage, Jodi and Matt were very excited, but also a little anxious.

They were happy about having twin girls, but then the couple's doctor pulled them aside and had a chat with them. That's when their joy turned to sorrow after he said, "I'm sorry." Then he told them that the twins had Down Syndrome.

Despite their initial miscarriage, Jodi and Matt were very excited, but also a little anxious.

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The couple were shocked and had a really rough time processing what they had been told.

Their twins, which they named Abigail and Isobel, had a condition that would alter the girls' lives forever. Jodie and Matt had convinced themselves that they were prepared for any outcome, good or bad, but they weren't ready to handle this.

The couple were shocked and had a really rough time processing what they had been told.

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Abigail and Isobel were born prematurely and things looked pretty dire at this stage.

The twins spent the first four weeks of their lives inside the intensive care unit, which gave Jodie and Matt plenty of time to ponder what they considered to be a bleak outcome of what was to come. They assumed that they would have to care for their twins for the rest of their lives.

Abigail and Isobel were born prematurely and things looked pretty dire at this stage.

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To make things worse, doctors learned that Down Syndrome wasn't the only issue the twins faced.

Abigail was deaf in one ear, and Isobel was born with a hole in her heart. But statistically speaking, they were also very rare little girls, because the odds of giving birth to twins with Down Syndrome are one in a million.

To make things worse, doctors learned that Down Syndrome wasn't the only issue the twins faced.

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