Skip to 0 minutes and 17 seconds Baby Matthew is quite comfortable as he begins to appreciate his place as the youngest member of the Waton family.
Skip to 0 minutes and 26 seconds But what he isn’t aware of, at least not yet, is the story of his birth and his legacy. The Watons were actually expecting a twin birth. I’m happy to let you know that we found a heartbeat. In fact, we’ve found two. And I just burst out crying even more and just went, it’s all your fault. [LAUGHS] In 2015, 16 out of every 1,000 birthing mothers delivered infants in multiples. Prematurity is common amongst these multiple births. But more so, sadly, so is the risk of death. That baby that was in the incubator there was nothing like that baby we’d seen in high dependency. She’d swollen up. The only thing I can think like a puffer fish.
Skip to 1 minute and 11 seconds When he died on the Friday in my arms– well, on my chest, the doctors came round and said that he had got three infections. The shocked parents are caught between joy at the birth of their child and grief over the loss of the other baby or babies. We want baby Matthew and his family to realise that for us he is still a twin.