Twin to Twin is one 29-year-old mother’s harrowing and inspiring adventure through a high-risk twin pregnancy. But this isn’t only an audiobook about pregnancy. It’s also an inspirational story to which all women can relate, especially when confronting any type of adversity.
One minute, Crystal was sitting at a candlelight dinner in Paris with her husband. The next, she was back home in Houston, sitting in her OB-GYN’s office concerned that she was having a second miscarriage. That wasn’t the news he delivered. Instead, she found out she was pregnant with twins! Since Crystal and her husband, Ed, already had a two-year-old daughter, Abigail, she couldn’t imagine why mothering twins would be all that different. But, after a family vacation at the beach, she finds out that her twins have a life-threatening condition called twin to twin transfusion syndrome. That means that Baby B is transfusing blood (disproportionately) to Baby A.
Her OB says that Crystal is too high-risk to let out of his sight, so he sends her to the fifth floor of the Houston Medical Center for the duration of her pregnancy. Sitting alone in her hospital bed, Crystal wonders how she is going to pass the next few weeks away from her husband and precious daughter. She soon finds out as she embarks on an emotional roller coaster – from late-night emergency ultrasounds to hospital baby blessings, sprinkled with comic relief from nurses and hospital staff.
Twin to Twin is a raw and inspirational story filled with tenderness, vulnerability, and humor. It chronicles the wildest, most terrifying and challenging year of Crystal’s life that is also the most beautiful and eye-opening. Her hope is that it will bring strength to other women dealing with their own personal trials and tragedies so they can also triumph.