Updated April 15, 2018 12:18:33The second trimester ultrasounds from a 36-week ultrasound performed on twin baby girls have been released and have revealed what doctors are calling a potential cause of birth defects in the girls.
The girls, who were born at the same hospital, are from the same twin mother and were born together.
The twins have severe birth defects and the doctors say they could be linked to the birth of the girls, whose birth weight was 9 pounds, 8 ounces, at 22 weeks.
The doctors said that, although it is difficult to say for sure, there is a possibility the twins were born with abnormally large head growth in their neck.
The twin girls are the first of a number of twin babies born in Australia with birth defects.
They have not yet been confirmed to have a genetic defect that would make them the only twin born in the country who did not have any birth defects at birth.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the ultrasound results in the wake of the release of a new report into the twin birth defect crisis by the Royal Australasian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RACOG).
The report was released in conjunction with the Australian Government’s first National Twins Birth Defect Surveillance Report.
The babies were born on March 30, 2018, in a maternity unit at Adelaide’s Royal Adelaide Hospital.
They had no external external organs, such as umbilical cords or a penis.
The doctors said it was unlikely the girls had a congenital defect that led to a birth defect in their heads.
The RACOG report said:There is no known mechanism by which a twin could have had congenital defects that would cause their birth defects but, given the extreme rarity of twin births in Australia, it is possible that they were born to a sibling.
The researchers say the twins’ birth weight is likely to have been abnormally high, with their heads and necks growing too large, resulting in the twin babies having abnormally small head and neck growths.
They say the baby girls could have suffered from congenital birth defects, such in the neck, neck bone and internal organs, but the risk of any birth defect was extremely low.
They also noted that their birth weight of 9 pounds 8 ounces was very similar to a similar twin birth in which the birth weight had been 9 pounds 10 ounces.
The second ultrasound results from the twin girls’ second trimesters are available for the first time in a public release.ABC News reports that the twin girl twins were found to have defects in both the left and right ventricles of their necks, the left side of their head and the left arm.ABC Health editor John Fosters said the news was very significant because the twins could have died before they were given birth.
“It’s a very rare occurrence that twins that are twins do have birth defects,” Mr Foster said.
“But they’re extremely rare.”
He said this could be because the defects are linked to a condition called congenital adrenal hyperplasia, or CAGE, in the womb.
“The cause of this is not known, but it could be related to the presence of the hormone testosterone in the mother, and it may have an impact on their development, which may lead to their developing other birth defects.”
Mr Fosts said he was also concerned that the twins would be able to have babies with different birth defects later in life.
“There are some things we don’t know yet,” he said.
“There is some evidence that twins who have birth anomalies do have more risk of birth defect development, so they might be more likely to develop these other birth anomalies in adulthood.”
The ABC’s medical correspondent Jane Glynn says the babies have not been given an abortion yet.
“I have not seen a case where an abortion has been sought, but that is very possible,” she said.
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