Like any mother, Kate was thrilled to learn that she would be having twins. Her feeling of joy quickly disappeared, though, when the doctor gave her some unfortunate news. What happened next could have ended in tragedy – but instead, this family received a miracle even greater than the gift of life. The doctor told Kate that her babies were monoamniotic, which means that the twins had no dividing membrane. In other words, their umbilical cords tend to wrap around each other as the fetuses grow, making it unlikely for either baby to survive.