Identical twins deliver their babies just minutes apart

@JudyEv (321954)
Rockingham, Australia
February 12, 2024 1:29am CST
MyLotter and friend Trebor Ika @Treborika wrote a discussion about the difficulty of identifying identical twins. By chance, I was also writing about identical twins. Making news in Australia yesterday is the story of identical twin sisters delivering their babies within 22 minutes of each other. Two years ago, they both had daughters within six months of each other. However, this time, although their due dates were a fortnight apart, the babies arrived very close together. One of the pregnancies happened out of the blue and wasn’t planned at all. Nicole was taken to hospital with contractions but Renee stayed behind to mind their two daughters. Then her waters broke and her partner had to rush her to hospital where she gave birth in the corridor. Nicole’s son has been named Zavian and Renee’s daughter, Ruby. Identical twins share some amazing experiences sometimes, often dressing the same without intending to and experiencing phantom symptoms and emotions when one or other is upset or ill. The photo is of my siblings who are twins but not identical.
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@LadyDuck (451855)
• Switzerland
12 Feb
I often noticed how close are the identical twins. This is an amazing story.
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@LadyDuck (451855)
• Switzerland
12 Feb
@Treborika Hello, nice ti see your around.
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@Treborika (16715)
• Mombasa, Kenya
12 Feb
@LadyDuck For me l am very much available here.
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@Treborika (16715)
• Mombasa, Kenya
12 Feb
Yes it is my friend
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@DWDavis (25797)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
12 Feb
My parents wanted me to be twins. I sometimes wish I had been so there would have been someone to blame things on.
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@DWDavis (25797)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 Feb
@JudyEv I had two younger sisters I was always envious of because they had a really cool brother but I didn't.
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
Some identical twins get up to all sorts of tricks. So were you an only child?
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@Treborika (16715)
• Mombasa, Kenya
12 Feb
Unfortunately you didn't
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@RebeccasFarm (82012)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
12 Feb
What a coincidence you both wrote about this. I love the photo as always Judy..bless them.
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@Treborika (16715)
• Mombasa, Kenya
12 Feb
You can imagine that was a coincidence l.must say so
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
@Treborika I had started my discussion then went on to read yours.
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@Treborika (16715)
• Mombasa, Kenya
13 Feb
@JudyEv That's very amazingly l must say so
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@wolfgirl569 (91977)
• Marion, Ohio
12 Feb
That is an amazing story. They do often seem to be connected. Even when separated at birth they seem to live similar lives
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@Treborika (16715)
• Mombasa, Kenya
12 Feb
Of course yes my friend
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
I've read that too. Maybe they're adopted out to different families but end up having very similar experiences and life events.
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12 Feb
I know of 2 Australian cricketers Mark Waugh and Steve Waugh. Although they were twins there are facial differences. Mark was more stylish. Steve was very calm and composed. Their characters are also different
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
My niece's identical twins are very different in character.
13 Feb
@JudyEv yes they are identically different. That happens also
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@MarieCoyle (25844)
12 Feb
We have a total of 3 sets of identical twins in our family. The only set on my side that are still living are my first cousins, who are identical. I have always been able to tell them apart, but since I have known them for most of my life, that's understandable. Most people can't tell them apart even as mature adults. I also have 2 sets of twin nieces, in the same family, that are 18 months apart. Their parents had 4 babies in diapers at the same time! It was wild. Both sets are identical. They all tend to want to be their own person, they are grown now but they have different hairstyles, tastes in clothes, etc. as well as likes and dislikes. My youngest was a twin, too. I lost the twin to her earlier in the pregnancy and somehow hung on to her until her birth. My grandfather also had 2 sets of twins in his roster of siblings--there was 11. Lots of twins in our family! The picture of your sibling twins is so cute!
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
That's certainly a lot of twins in your families. My uncle had twins but they weren't too identical.
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@MarieCoyle (25844)
12 Feb
@Treborika Yes, there definitely has been.
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@Treborika (16715)
• Mombasa, Kenya
12 Feb
lt seems that twins are in your family
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@AmbiePam (83915)
• United States
12 Feb
That’s so cool. I love meeting twins, whether it be fraternal or identical.
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@Treborika (16715)
• Mombasa, Kenya
12 Feb
Me too my my friend
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
There were identical twins in one of our towns and they ended up marrying identical twins.
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@May2k8 (17930)
• Indonesia
12 Feb
Twins are not always identical, my nephew also had the same face when she was little, but over time they looked different as they grew up.
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
My sister didn't grow nearly as tall as my brother.
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@Treborika (16715)
• Mombasa, Kenya
12 Feb
Yes it's no a must for them to look alike
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@jstory07 (133061)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Feb
That is amazing when you think about it.
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@Treborika (16715)
• Mombasa, Kenya
12 Feb
Yes it is my friend
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@jstory07 (133061)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Feb
@JudyEv You would think so. My four oldest great grand children all were born in March . Each one two years apart.
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
You would think the odds would be stacked against such a thing.
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@just4him (300775)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
That's amazing that they would have their babies so close to each other. Very nice picture of your sibling twins.
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@just4him (300775)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Feb
@JudyEv God and nature had other plans.
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
I'm glad you like the photo. The births were supposed to be about a fortnight apart but it wasn't to be.
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@aninditasen (15493)
• Raurkela, India
12 Feb
I had identical twins in my class as a teacher and find it very difficult to recognize one from the other.
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
Sometimes such twins like to play tricks on the teacher. Did yours do that?
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@Treborika (16715)
• Mombasa, Kenya
13 Feb
@JudyEv Yes l had even witnessed that
@Treborika (16715)
• Mombasa, Kenya
13 Feb
lt can be disgusting
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@Hannihar (128909)
• Israel
13 Feb
@JudyEv Very interesting story. Thank you for sharing that with us.
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
I find stories about twins to be very intriguing.
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@Hannihar (128909)
• Israel
13 Feb
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@Happy2BeMe (97664)
• Canada
12 Feb
Oh weren't they the cutest little ones. That is a fascinating story. Twins always seem to have that special bond throughout their lives.
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
Thanks. I thiink the photo is cute too. And yes, Twins always seem to have a special bond.
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
@Happy2BeMe Twins do seem to run in some families.
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@Happy2BeMe (97664)
• Canada
13 Feb
@JudyEv I have 3 sets of cousins who are twins.
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@Beestring (12741)
• Hong Kong
12 Feb
That is amazing.
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
I thought so too. And the second baby wasn't supposed to be born until two weeks later.
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@Treborika (16715)
• Mombasa, Kenya
13 Feb
@JudyEv Wow that's very interestingly so to say
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@BarBaraPrz (45035)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Feb
Cute kids. You probably didn't watch The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966) but the whole premise was that identical twin guys married identical twin gals and each had a girl at about the same time. So, although legally they were cousins, technically they were sisters.
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
I knew of identical twin girls who married like that.. I don't know if they had children at the same time or not.
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@RasmaSandra (71673)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Feb
That is an amazing story. Identical twins are so attached to each other,
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
Mostly they are but we had a back-packer who had an identical twin but they didn't get on at all.
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• United States
12 Feb
I've always been fascinated by twins (identical or fraternal) and had hoped that I would give birth to twins. (nope I didn't) That's really amazing that those identical twins gave birth at almost the same time. Your siblings are so cute and you can tell they are twins. You have a striking resemblance to your brother.
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
I had to go back and look at the photo of my brother but I can't see much likeness. It's interesting how people can see resemblances but others can't.
@TheHorse (201944)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Feb
I have heard about that synchronicity stuff. Pretty interesting!
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
There are certainly plenty of instances of it.
@Shiva49 (26123)
• Singapore
12 Feb
Cute photo. I have also heard of intertwining events that happen at the same time for identical twins. They seem to be mentally connected too though they live countries apart even.
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
Yes, that's true. There does seem to be a strong connection sometimes.
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@LindaOHio (149782)
• United States
12 Feb
What an adorable photo. Yes, I'm sure twins are linked very closely with each other. Have a good week.
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@JudyEv (321954)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
It's a cute photo. My sister probably slept with her hair in rags to get those ringlets. lol
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