Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome — Of Loss, Life and Love
Kelly Briesacher learned while she was pregnant that her babies had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a rare condition that happens when identical twins share a single placenta and one twin receives more blood and nutrients than the other. The Briesachers' doctors in St. Louis referred them to the Cincinnati Fetal Center for prenatal surgery. Without surgery, the family could have lost both twins. The Briesachers consider their surviving daughter their "miracle baby." When a nurse suggested they visit Cincinnati's Krohn Conservatory for some peace of mind, Kelly felt a connection with the daughter she lost all because of butterflies. Watch her story to find out why butterflies are so special.