Minnesota--FOX NEWS--A Minnesota mother will give birth to conjoined twins, but only one of her daughters will survive, USA Today reported.
Amber McCullough, 31, a U.S. Army Reserves captain and attorney serving victims of domestic violence from Hastings, Minn., is a divorced single mother to a 6-year-old boy, Tristan. She will deliver her twin girls via caesarean section at 32 weeks gestation, but knows that no matter what, one of them will not make it.
Her daughters, Hannah and Olivia, are joined at the chest, stomach and hips and share an abdomen, liver and intestinal tract. They have individual hearts and kidneys. After they're delivered, the girls will be intubated immediately, at which point McCullough said she will be able to see them, briefly, then doctors will start the eight- to 12-hour separation surgery.
"If I had my way, I'd keep them together if they both could live," McCullough told USA Today. "But it's not possible. I wish it were. If they stay together, they'll both pass."