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In 2012, Nicole Shore was between 20 and 22 weeks pregnant when she and her husband Ari learned that Nicole had developed twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).
The couple came to the Colorado Fetal Care Center (CFCC) at Children’s Hospital Colorado to learn more about TTTS and the best treatment option for Nicole and her twins.
The decision was to undergo laser surgery to help redistribute blood between the twins. This type of surgery has revolutionized fetal care, increasing the survival rate to 97% for one or both twins and to 85% for both twins without IUGR.
The surgery was a success and afterward, Nicole remained on bed rest until she delivered the twins at 32 weeks. Today the twins, Ciela and Mila, are 20 months old and happy, healthy toddlers with no evidence of any complications during pregnancy.
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