The decision was made to deliver Itzmara early via cesarean section.
Dr. Miguel Parra, an expert in high-risk pregnancies, and Mónica made the decision to deliver the baby at 37 weeks via cesarean section when it was discovered that Itzmara had a parasitic twin growing in her abdomen. The worry was that the parasitic twin could keep growing inside of Itzmara and damage her internal organs.
Itzmara was only 24 hours old when she had to have surgery.
As you can imagine, performing a C-section on a baby born at 37 weeks who is only 24 hours old is very risky. Fortunately, Itzmara is a trooper and was in capable hands. She came out of surgery and is doing well.
The parasitic twin could not have survived on its own.
As for the parasitic twin that was removed, it could not have survived on its own as it was malformed and did not have a heart or brain. The only reason the tissue was being kept alive was because it was getting nutrition directly from Itzmara's heart.