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Lily, My wife and I love the name Lily and if our next baby is a girl... Lily she will be. Do Twins interact before they are born is a question right up my alley. For 25 years I've done obstetrical ultrasound looking specifically at the developing babies. Did you know before ultrasound when most moms found out they were having twins??? Yes, at birth. Now with ultrasounds we can see the twins very early and adjust the medical care to the mom to have two healthy babies. We average looking at 14 sets of twins a year here in West Texas, so I've seen a lot of them and I'm here to report firsthand that they do interact. We had this video of twins and one baby was punching the other twin, left, right, another right, a left to the body. True story BTW. The other baby just took it for a few seconds and since both babies were head up and facing each other the now pummelled baby head butted the other baby.... all several months before birth. Just like a poked gravid uterus will elicit a reaction from a fetus, so will babies poked from the other twin. IMHO Mark Lawson, Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (1978)
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