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The hug that helped change medicine

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In 1995, a baby was saved by the hug of her sibling. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports on a twin bond that has lasted.
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Kalla H (7 hours ago)
Trunp should watch this and maybe he`d learn not to take children away from their parents just for first time border crossing and without any special notice beforehand.
barbara Cain (11 hours ago)
This is God’s Grace I have one ? where is the mom they only talked to the dad an the girls
I’ve seen this many times as an RN !! I’ve used therapeutic touch for many many years ..since 1981
Alexandra (23 hours ago)
We have become so accustomed to and reliant on high tech that we forget about the most simple way God designed us to heal through touch. Those babies bonded in the womb and no doubt the comfort the struggling twin felt when reunited was enough to calm and restore her. What a wonderful and intuitive nurse - but this kind of common sense care is often practiced in other countries. I like to think she got a little divine inspiration as well as the photographer who captured the moment for the world to see how love works.so powerfully in our fragile lives. What a beautiful photo for the girls to celebrate their sisterhood.
David Garcia (3 days ago)
Looool I top all of ya I was born yellow and dead my heart started up a couple seconds after I was pronounced dead hahahah
Therese L (4 days ago)
did the baby put the arm on her sister or the photographer??
peteFDR 619 (4 days ago)
lei utley (4 days ago)
True A touch can heal a hug
Chuck Bodnar (7 days ago)
John Smith (7 days ago)
My son was born after a very difficult labor with emergency C-section. Immediately after birth he went into a seizure from the pressure on his brain and stopped breathing. Of course they rushed him away they gave him oxygen and they put him in ICU. They said he was not able to breathe on his own. I argued with the nurses and doctors for two days well his condition did not improve. Finally they allowed me to hold my son. Immediately he began to breathe on his own and was doing just fine. Today he owns his own business he is 25 years old and very healthy. Human touch is what the baby needs when it is born. Oxygen, tubes, and all of the other stuff that he’s done should be secondary to human touch. If you do not touch a child when it is born he can develop what is called marasmus and return to the fetal position refuse to eat and die
Shelly Ann Lewis (7 days ago)
Hugs heal
Paige Russell (9 days ago)
My twin, Peggy has always been stronger. We were placed together in the same incubator in 1966, she 3lbs me 2. Imagine our parents surprise When, during my birth, they found out our mom was having another! At 18 years, we were almost 6 feet tall. I cried for a whole year when we were attending different universities in Texas. I went to Texas Tech, and Peg Went to Texas State. We received volleyball scholarships and actually played against each other, twice. We each have a win. Today, at 52, we live about 25 minutes away from each other, but we are closer now than ever. OH yea, I am left handed and she is right. No, we don't think alike at all as one can imagine. I am the most grateful woman that Peg has my back, and that no matter what, we love each other dearly.
Mia (8 days ago)
Paige Russell Sweet story!! :)
lucy (13 days ago)
just proving hugs are awesome
Sushi master 13 (15 days ago)
My cousin was born 3 months early
Christopher Nerlien (15 days ago)
I see this with my son constantly. Being close to me helps him with stress and honestly, it helps me as well.
Yvette Beard (15 days ago)
I had twins, premature, 1 sickly. The healthier lifting his big head & rolling over in his incubator. Nurses in the special care nursery went wild! When we went home they had a crib which grew into a. Jr bed (longer than reg crib). From their 1st night they Always meet in the middle even tho every time i laid them down at opposite ends, always!
Lauren Tampa (16 days ago)
My son said...”They should be interviewing the nurse! She’s the hero!”
David Williams (16 days ago)
This is why women should be allowed to be women. They see/know/feel things that we men cannot, and it is *GOOD* . :)
cmsutty (17 days ago)
Such a sweet story.
Jeanine Humphrey (18 days ago)
Cool MT (19 days ago)
Babies weighing less than 2 pounds live these days (depending on gestational age)
Felicia 925 (19 days ago)
Serasia (20 days ago)
I think this is related to something called "Failure to Thrive". There was an experiment done in 1944 where children weren't given affection but were only given the most basic physical care. Diaper changing, feeding, bathing, etc. But no singing, hugging or playing. After half of the babies died, the experiment was halted. Bizarre how even that recently in human history we didn't know that human beings needed affection to live. Crazy that even nearing the turn of the 20th Century we still hadn't realized.
Blaque WydowQueen (21 days ago)
So beautiful
Shadowcat Mirage (22 days ago)
People who thumbs down are heartless jerks!! No compassion in your hearts. Babies are beautiful and are miracles!
NewDawn (25 days ago)
Shout out to that Nurse!!
Nebbz Here (25 days ago)
Sometimes, humanity can outstand medicine
Risa Lockwood (25 days ago)
hug me plz
Jean Cook (26 days ago)
Gosh,so heart warming God shows LOVE in so many ways! But being in in Love so different!!🤗
Lily Of Nigeria (27 days ago)
Can you also take time to also feature and give credit to the nurse who thought of this? Nurses get a lot less credit for the work they put in, and it needs to start changing.
lion fish (27 days ago)
Never lay your Babies on their tummies. Up right or on their backs only.
Vivan Hinton (28 days ago)
god saved them
Richard Martin (29 days ago)
I think one may still like girls.
We Play At Night (29 days ago)
I have to ask, did the baby put her arm around her sister or did they put her arm around her sister?
RightAway87 (30 days ago)
This was 3 years before CNN went absolutely off the rails.
Natalia Levy (1 month ago)
king slayer (1 month ago)
I was also born on october 17😂
Mrs Victor (1 month ago)
Love will heal the 🌎 world!!!
Mrs Victor (1 month ago)
It helps the immune and digestive system
Angel (1 month ago)
it wasn't just "touch" it was putting the twins BACK together...
yoitsjust (1 month ago)
Damn so cute but now they are social justice warriors
Cotton Candiee (1 month ago)
liljim da gossiper (1 month ago)
this was like two days after I was Born...lol
Lois Friedlander (1 month ago)
katg 9344 (1 month ago)
It’s interesting that she said, ‘don’t try this at home, these children were being closely monitored and on oxygen’ - What?!!! Really?!! My boy/girl twins shared a small crib for the first five months of their lives. SIDS?!! Way overthinking, but I guess they’re just covering their asses. Just be a mom, relax and see how they comfort each other and have each other’s backs from when they were womb mates.
👍 (1 month ago)
Omg thats so sweet!
MPM WORLD (1 month ago)
https://youtu.be/QslXgmcqVZs This may help to grow up baby
James Schalk (1 month ago)
The picture of the twins in the incubator should be framed on that wall that the newscast was showing us
MrsClippit (1 month ago)
In Dec 1997,my twin grandsons were premies but only at 30 days early. Their names are Samuel and Elijah. So Samuel got stronger and was able to come home. Elijah was in the hospital for another week and then he was allowed to come home.Elijah was not thriving. He just slept and slept and was not accepting any milk. He was losing weight. So one day while I was visiting I told my daughter that they were in the womb together and now they are separated.I felt the urgent feeling to move both babies into the same crib. So we put them into the crib together and OMG! Samuel put his arm around Elijah and about 1 hour later Elijah began waking up and was ravenously hungry! It was so amazing! For many years I had heard about how multiples should be placed in the same bed together. I dont understand why everyone is acting like this is a NEW DISCOVERY...
Carole S (1 month ago)
Seems obvious that infants wouldn't exactly thrive going from the warm surround of the womb to being alone on a flat surface. Yes, I realize they were tiny... all the more reason to provide them with maximum comfort and security. Are ppl are dim?
Kittens Mittens (1 month ago)
Nurse is an angel!
Rainbow Man (1 month ago)
When they were high school juniors, I thought they were teachers at first
Marsha Jennings (1 month ago)
Nurses are magical!
pongpong123able (1 month ago)
Wow cnn showing babies without wanting to abort them
Separation Anxiety
Maui Caui (1 month ago)
The twins have weird hair.
JoJo Pemb (1 month ago)
I don’t know why this isn’t done more for premature multiples. The babies are in the same womb together for 9-10 months in very tight quarters and their bodies are always touching. So to be born and then be separated immediately after birth can shock them in a way. It’s a form of trauma.
Christian S (1 month ago)
I don't understand why this video has dislikes
Indhu Suresh (1 month ago)
My Baby too premature, while in neonatal,Whenever i go near to him, He really Feels That i'm behind him & started to smile as well as my hands touches his body... That really made me wow how Blessed that"Being A MOM-WOW"
queening (1 month ago)
This is so beautiful. And Omg I was born in 1995 too.
L Martinez (1 month ago)
What if you are a single child ?
anjali kispotta (1 month ago)
Speaking and thinking the same things at the same time happens to anybody spending a lot of time together. Me and my brother having an age gap of 2 years
Jill Mcfarland (1 month ago)
Sorry,backwards ass medical professionals,isn’t it common sense.dont like a lot of how backwards harsh not natural childbirth hospital practices are.so clinical they’re insane.
The Beige Wonder (1 month ago)
My mother and uncle are twins and they are not close at all
Lady Gemini (1 month ago)
The thumbnail made me cry
Raina Fortini (1 month ago)
Thank you
AmazinqCutie (1 month ago)
Aww 🤗
Bobby Collins (1 month ago)
It sucks when the people on these programs always talk over each other.. just to blurt out nonsense... The woman was trying to show and tell about the magazine with the twins but couldn'T get her point out.. ugh
Sharmishtha Ch (1 month ago)
It's Judwa (female version) . . Indians would understand . . 😁
mt. shyna (1 month ago)
I’ve just cried my eyes out...
Tian Hoan (1 month ago)
R R (1 month ago)
How do I know the photographer didn't stage that photo?
SpiritualLight 4 (1 month ago)
Over 8 million views and 849 thumbs down. I am sad for all the "haters" out there!
SpiritualLight 4 (1 month ago)
Priceless!!! <3 <3
Sandra A-Boadu (1 month ago)
I would like to know that nurses name
Life_by the_ Sea (1 month ago)
My babies were preemies and I would hold them together in the NICU and their vitals would go up
Sahiti Putcha (1 month ago)
Even I'm having a twin...
Al (1 month ago)
This is true. Im a twin and we are so special. We were born with so much affection in our souls. Our bond is telepathic. Im 100km apart from her but our bond remains powerful. Sometimes I feel useless when im apart from my twin especially when life gets hard it then becomes a misery especially being single and living far away from her. No one can replace her kind of touch and affection and one thing is so interesting the minute shes around me. All of my pain and sorrows dissappear. This is beyond science. I cannot live without my twin in fact we came in this world together and im hoping we will leave together too.
See It (1 month ago)
Its called nowadays KANGAROO CARE !!!
Phsycho Kitten550 (1 month ago)
I cried tears of joy... Lord bless all these children and families!!!! I feel so bad for these kids that have this happen to them!!!!
how in the hell would they not know love and touch heals???? why would it take this story to make this acceptable? why are they only talking about children??? this rule applies to ALL people, in health. and in sickness
Jazzmine Bates (1 month ago)
Proof that co-sleeping saves lives.
Yallen 22 (1 month ago)
That is amazing. Touch is so important..
Mike Suarez (1 month ago)
The left would have had them aborted.
Camila Oliver (1 month ago)
Whose here 2018
Kooki Suga (1 month ago)
Omg ..the fathers eyea
She was like u gon make it sis lol 😥
Ellyse Raie (1 month ago)
Why do they look like 30 tho?
I’m in 😭 right now. God Is Amazing
Tinker Tanner (1 month ago)
Close your eyes, and feel the world around you with the very essence of your being. It's something people do when they meditate, or when you reach the top of a mountain, or when you hug a loved one goodbye... Your are consumed in the moment and your experience is magnified. Now imagine an infant who's eyes is always closed, could feel the beating of its mothers heart, the voices of loved ones through the womb, the warmth it's only ever known is mother to child contact, suddenly separated and left in a plastic chamber with artificial means of warmth, a nurse caretaker who could never express the loving touch and care as the actual mother or father would, Its no longer experiencing life as it knows it. Its been proven that communicating positive words have a beautiful result in water crystals and vice versa when expressing negative thought/words. Im sure we can all agree the same to be true when positive loving touch is communicated as well.
swtcocao (1 month ago)
828 dislikes?! 🤔😶
Lord Byron (1 month ago)
Wow...... just amazing.
Sherry Trenner (1 month ago)
Such an amazing story! My oldest daughter was in the NICU for 6 weeks, born at 28 weeks and weighing 2lbs.4oz. She is now 33 and the mother of 3 .
CARMEN Estrellas (1 month ago)
This is so beautiful. Nurses should get more credit and more money then they do.
YVETTE JACKSON (1 month ago)
Dien M (1 month ago)
I don t know why...but i cried so much .....
Let go Let god (1 month ago)
Omg this had me in tears
elmzy etis (1 month ago)
This is a miracle from God
elmzy etis (1 month ago)
This is a miracle

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