New Jersey Twins Give Birth To Boys On The Same Day: What Are The Odds?
What are the chances that twin sisters would do everything together, even giving birth on the exact date? As luck would have it, one pair of fraternal sisters actually birthed their babies the same day hours after one did.
Fraternal twins Danielle Grant and Kim Abraham gave birth on April 28 to both bouncing baby boys. The mothers based in Toms River, New Jersey delivered at Ocean Medical Center with a four-hour difference, ABC News reported.
Grant gave birth to 8-pound-12-ounce Roman at 11:42 a.m. while her sister delivered 9-pound-12-ounce Aaron at 3:21 p.m. As much as people were astounded that one of the babies weighed a whopping nearly 10-pound weight, everyone was more surprised that they went into labor the same time.
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Abraham told Asbury Park Press that their mom had to go back and forth in their delivery rooms to check. "I was getting bad contractions and nobody was coming to my room because every person was in my sister's room," Abraham recounted. "I was texting my mom, 'Help over here!'"
The twins wanted to have a baby but did not expect they will have it at the same time. In another stride of luck, they had matching due dates, which fell on April 22.
Again, by luck, they discovered that they were having babies of the same gender. The twins threw a gender reveal party and announced they were having boys by each filling a cannon with blue confetti and shot them.
Associate mathematics professor at Brookdale Community College, Olga Malpica Proctor, told the news outlet that the twins' chances of delivering the same date were 8 in 100,000. Proctor also calculated that the baby's chance of having the same gender was rarer, approximately 4 in 100,000.
One of the twins said her sister wore the very same outfit in different colors her entire life and that they will do it with the kids too. "We're going to torture them like that, too," Grant joked.