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For months, twin babies develop nestled together in the womb.

Now thanks to a donation of $10,580 from the FDC Charity Committee, twins can continue to ‘stay in touch’ once they are born, while receiving life-saving treatment in the Neonatal Critical Care Unit at Mater Mothers’ Hospital.

The Mater Mothers’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit provides 24 hour care for seriously ill and premature babies in the 79 cot space unit, which includes intensive care, high dependency and special care cots, making it one of the biggest neonatal critical care units in Australia.

According to Mater Director of Neonatology Dr David Knight, twin babies are generally born at least two weeks premature and sometimes need intensive medical care.

The funding was used to purchase a new customised twin cot, enabling specialists to give twin babies the best possible medical support while keeping them close together.

“Twins settle better in twin cots and it’s also much nicer for the parents to know their babies are together,” Dr Knight said.