In a remarkable coincidence, identical twins from Pennsylvania became mothers for the first time on the same day, just hours apart!
Rebecca Lawrence and Christina Keefer, who reside near WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, live about 15 minutes away from each other with their spouses, as reported by Good Morning America.
Initially, giving birth on the same day wasn’t part of their plans. The hospital shared on social media that Rebecca had a scheduled induction on Tuesday. However, while Christina visited her sister at the hospital, she unexpectedly went into labor herself!
On May 25, Rebecca welcomed her daughter Raylynn at 12:07 a.m., according to GMA. Later that afternoon, Christina gave birth to her son Xavian at 1:17 p.m.
The extraordinary turn of events allowed the sisters to be present for each other’s deliveries, and they even recovered in adjacent rooms, creating a special bond between their newborns, as mentioned in the hospital’s Facebook post. Raylynn weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz., while Xavian weighed in at 8 lbs., 12 oz.
Although their babies entered the world in a similar fashion, the twins experienced different pregnancies. Rebecca shared that they had distinct experiences, such as morning sickness, with Lawrence having none. She expressed gratitude for going through the journey together and being able to discuss any issues that arose.
Within a day of each other, both sisters were discharged from the hospital with their healthy newborns, just in time to celebrate their own birthdays on May 29, according to the outlet.