Twin babies Patrick (left) and Jared (right) Rager sleep together at Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital in Beaumont on Thursday June 30, 2005. The babies participated in the hospital's first experiment with co-bedding of premature twins. Co-bedding of twins is believed to speed their progress as the children do not go through separation withdrawal in addition to other health issues.
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
(Above) Nurse Aubyn Choate (right) works with Melanie Rager (left) of Beaumont on her twin babies Jared (center, left) and Patrick (center, right) in the infant intensive care unit of the hospital.
(Below) Melanie Rager attends to her twin boys Patrick and Jared at the hospital.