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A risky pregnancy complicated by twin to twin transfusion, sustained by faith

February 24, 2010

This is one of the those rollercoaster stories that has your knuckles turning white from the first moment. Stephania De Mayo had recieved a new heart in 2008 after restrictive cardiomyopathy had destroyed her own. Little did she know that 16 months later she would earn the distinction of becoming the first known heart tranplant to give birth to living, healthy twins. I say “earned” because in fact, she had to fight for this honor. The twins were struggling for life as twin to twin transfusion syndrome compounded the already difficult and unusual pregnancy. Stephania was resolved to do all she could to see her babies through, “I had to be an advocate for them. I couldn’t take one of their lives.”

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