A heart-melting moment was captured when two newborn sisters immediately ‘hugged’ each other after being born in the Brazilian municipality of Balneario Camboriu.
The twin-sisters, Liz and Beatriz, were attached to different placentas and are non-identical siblings, according to the hospital officials.
The delivery date of the twin-sister duo is yet unknown, but the siblings already knew each other from the womb. Their hug, believed to be the very first, melted many hearts in the delivery room.
“Liz hugged Beatriz like it was, ‘phew sis, you’re out here with me!’” said Luana Guimaraes, mother of the twins. She shared the moment on her Instagram page.
Apart from the twins, Luana and Augusto are parents of three children.
“We planned to have our fourth child this year, but it came a little earlier, and it was a big surprise, twins!” said Luana. “We always dreamt of having a big family, and now we are blessed with five children.”
Twins in Brazil have a higher prevalence of low-birth-weight and growth restrictions as compared to single-born babies. Along with that, twin births have a negative impact on perinatal health indicators, as they have a higher risk of perinatal mortality, especially during higher preterm birth rates.