NICU, Twin Boys and Thankful Parents
Brooke and Corey Herbert spent more than 100 days with their twins, Jayden and Gage, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Their sons were diagnosed during pregnancy with twin to twin transfusion syndrome, a condition that affects the placenta in identical twin pregnancies and provides one twin with more nutrients than the other. Jayden and Gage were delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks gestation and began the fight for their lives in the NICU. Teams of neonatologists, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, nurses and other specialists helped manage the boys' care as Brooke and Corey kept a vigilant watch at their bedsides. Finally, after months in the NICU, the Herberts took their babies home where they continue to thrive as best friends.