When Crystal Williams was told she was pregnant with twins, she was overjoyed. Twins ran in her family, and she couldn’t wait for her son, Chase, to have two new siblings.
However, the happy news came with some concerns. Due to Crystal’s age and the fact that she was having more than one baby, she was considered high-risk. The twins also shared a placenta, and one was receiving more nutrients than the other (causing her to be smaller than her sibling).
With these factors in mind, Williams’s care team at Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) Maternal Fetal Medicine decided to admit her to Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest at 24 weeks into her pregnancy.