Joanne Lim and Glenn Tan of Brisbane, Australia were already parents to two daughters when they got shocking news: Joanne was pregnant with twins, but the babies might not survive.
The identical twins were found to be monoamniotic, a very rare condition meaning that they shared an amniotic sac, placenta, and entangled umbilical cords while in utero. There was nothing anyone could do but monitor the babies; because doctors told them that the twins did not have a good chance of making it, they decided not to tell ANYONE they were expecting--not even close family.
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The most shocking part? Lim was able to pull this off for months--with coworkers and close friends completely in the dark--because she didn't gain much weight, and her baby bump was easy to conceal.
As time went on, they eventually told their parents about the pregnancy, but to everyone else, it was a huge secret. Joanne even continued posting pictures of herself on Facebook--and in every one, you'd never know she was carrying twins!
In December, Joanne was admitted to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital for round-the-clock monitoring, and in January, at 31 weeks, she gave birth to two baby girls, Jenna and Jennise. They stayed in intensive care, but by February, both were released from the hospital. Shocking their loved ones, Joanna and Glenn were able to bring home the newborn twins that barely anyone knew they were expecting.
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"It's just amazing," Joanne told the Daily Mail.
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