Mum of three, Amy Pringle was told her twins shared a single placenta during the pregnancy- which she later found out to be twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTS) left undiagnosed.

TTTS is a rare, life-threatening condition that affects around 10 to 15 per cent of identical twins that share a placenta- a charity event will be hosted in Enfield in help others with the condition.

Mrs Pringle and her husband, of Hertfordshire were then told their twins were MCDA- monochorionic diamniotic which meant they were at risk of TTS syndrome.

They were initially referred from their local hospital in Barnet to University College Hospital in central London but due to Covid restrictions were then solely treated at Barnet- Mrs Pringle was scanned regularly.

She said: “To say I was surprised to learn I was expecting twins at my 12-week scan was an understatement.

“It was very reassuring to know that I was being so closely monitored at one-point twin two had a bit more fluid, but no-one was concerned.”

Towards the end of the pregnancy, tests revealed there was something wrong with her platelet levels, she was told a general anaesthetic was necessary for the c-section.

Twin two was taken away almost immediately after the birth as she had received too much blood during pregnancy.

Mrs Pringe added: “They kept saying how good it was that the girls were a similar size Gracie was 4lb and Lottie 5lb at birth, so the TTTS was totally unexpected”

The twins have since made a full recovery and are doing well.

She continued: “I just feel very grateful and lucky that they are now doing so well my son, Elliot, who’s now three, is a wonderful big brother and loves his sisters.”

Grandmother, Ann Humphrey has organised an event, ‘Little Bit of Everything Sale’ in St Stephen’s Church Hall, Enfield on 16 October 2pm in aid of the charity Twins Trust.

Twins Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to improving the lives and wellbeing of families with twins, triplets or more.

All the proceeds of the event will go to the charity which the family have already raised more than £1,2000 for.