What is Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)?

Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a rare fetal condition that may affect identical twins who share a common placenta (monochorionic twins). The condition is caused by an inequality in the blood supply between the two fetuses as a result of abnormal blood vessel development in the shared placenta.

One twin may have an insufficient blood supply to provide the necessary nutrients to survive or grow normally. Early detection is critical to help improve outcomes for both babies and their mother in this high-risk pregnancy.

Watch the Jones family describe their experience with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and how doctors at Fetal Care Center Dallas saved the lives of both babies.