A set of identical twins kept each other alive by holding in the womb. Hayley Lampshire, 27, from Kidlington, Oxfordshire, she discovered her twins were suffering from a rare condition meaning they shared one amniotic sac, instead of having one each. That mean that if the babies moved around in the womb doctors warned their umbilical cords could become tangled, starving them, or even strangling each other.

The only way they would survive the pregnancy was if they both stayed still. But she was amazed when she went for a scan – and saw her two boys cuddling each other – and even appeared to be holding hands. At every scan, Hayley was amazed to see her twins holding on to each other. READ MORE