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Special delivery: Quadriplegic gives birth to twins in Hamilton hospital

Published: February 5, 2012 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Sandra Burton would never feel the wrenching labour pains signaling her twin girls were ready to come into the world.

It was one of the many risks of her pregnancy, and the one that most worried her doctors and kept her husband awake at night.

Burton is quadriplegic.

An accident 20 years ago cost her the use of her legs and left her with minimal use of her arms. She has little sensation from the chest down.

It is rare for a quadriplegic woman to have a child. It is extraordinarily rare — and potentially life-threatening — for a quadriplegic woman to give birth to twins.

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