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What the famous conjoined twins, Abby and Brittany Hensel, are up to now
Fused together at the torso, each twin controlled one side of their shared body, and they had managed to learn how to walk and perform complex daily tasks in flawless unison. Initially, doctors were uncertain what the future would hold for the twins health-wise. Still, there were so many unanswered questions. Read on to learn all about what even the most die-hard fans don't know about Abby and Brittany. Patty's pregnancy appeared to be going swimmingly, and there was nothing alarming about any of her ultrasounds. Doctors later concluded that the twins' heads must have been perfectly aligned during each sonogram, giving the appearance of a fetus with just one head instead of two.
Who are Abby and Brittany? The girls are best known from a series of documentary specials—one shot when they were 11, one shot when they were 16—that aired on the Discovery Channel and TLC, and are still re-run pretty frequently, especially during the dead zone between Christmas and New Years, when people have run out of things to say to their families. The show will follow the twins as they graduate from college Bethel University in St. Paul , search for jobs, and travel across Europe. And, more importantly, as they have two heads and one body. Yeah, I'm seeing a lot of heads here. How are they conjoined?
No one knew they were conjoined until they were born
The survival rate of conjoined twins male or female is said to be dicey and slim in the ratio of 1 in every , after birth. They have learned over years to coordinate and synchronize their separate and common activities such as walking, running, clapping, etc. Their mother is a registered nurse and their father is a carpenter and a landscaper. The twins have two younger siblings — a brother Dakota and sister Morgan Hensel. Paul in Abby and Brittany after college actually proceeded to live out one of their dreams of touring the world with two of their friends.