Tiny baby cuddles twin brother for the first time after doctors said she ‘wouldn’t make it’

After doctors said she “wouldn’t make it,” a tiny baby girl cuddles her twin brother for the first time.

No parent wanted to hear this: a new mother gave birth to twins and was told one of them “wouldn’t make it.”

Laura Hough delivered Baby Neve and ‘big’ brother Louie via emergency C-section on March 8 after doctors said Neve wasn’t getting enough nutrients.

Laura and Chris Carey were told that baby Neve “wouldn’t make it” after the harrowing premature birth.

The 27-year-old first-time mother said she was prepared for the worst while pregnant with her children because doctors had warned her that Neve’s placenta was failing.

“For a good few weeks I was carrying them I kept getting told by the hospital that she wasn’t going to make it,” mother Laura told the Liverpool Echo.

Doctors wanted Laura to be 30 weeks pregnant before performing a C-section, but when the twins were born, it was Louie who was having problems.

“When they did come out she didn’t need any oxygen at all, she was fine. It was Louie, both of his lungs collapsed because he had air in them.

“So he ended up receiving treatment to drain the air out of his lungs.”

Louie had size on his side because he weighed 3lbs at birth, but Neve weighed just over 1lb.

Nonetheless, doctors decided to separate the two so that they could both receive treatment.

Two weeks after they were separated, the two little fighters have been reunited and even cuddled.

Since then, the twins’ parents have been documenting their journeys.

“About two nights ago one of the other babies was being moved to a different unit so they brought Neve down and put her in the same room as her brother.”

“Then yesterday they put them both in the same incubator at the same time.”

“They ended up with their arms over each other, their legs crossed and holding hands.”

“She tried to put her hands around his neck – it was funny to watch them.”

Laura said her two babies’ fighting spirit kept the doctors going during such a stressful and harrowing time in hospitals.

“They’ve never seen a baby like her, so small without having to have any oxygen or anything to help her breathe she’s just doing it all on her own.

“She’s smaller than a baby’s doll but she’s doing so well, she’s unbelievable.”