Twins Give Birth Hours Apart After One Sister Goes into Labor While Visiting Sibling in Hospital

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Two identical twins from Pennsylvania experienced an extraordinary coincidence when they both gave birth to their first babies on the same day, just hours apart!

Rebecca Lawrence and Christina Keefer, who reside with their spouses near WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, found themselves unexpectedly welcoming their newborns on the same day, although it wasn’t part of their original plans.

Initially, Lawrence had a scheduled induction at the hospital on Tuesday. However, during a visit to her sister, Keefer, at the hospital, Keefer suddenly went into labor too!

On May 25, Lawrence delivered her daughter, Raylynn, at 12:07 a.m., while Keefer welcomed her son, Xavian, later that afternoon at 1:17 p.m. Remarkably, the sisters were present for each other’s deliveries and recuperated in adjacent recovery rooms.

The newborns shared remarkably similar birth statistics, with Raylynn weighing 8 lbs., 3 oz., and Xavian tipping the scales at 8 lbs. 12 oz., as reported by the hospital.

The hospital emphasized the special bond the newborns would share, despite their slightly different entrances into the world. While their babies arrived on the same day, the twins’ pregnancies varied. Lawrence recounted the distinct experiences they had during pregnancy, such as differing symptoms, highlighting the uniqueness of their journeys.

Following their deliveries, both sisters were discharged from the hospital within a day of each other, coinciding with their own birthdays on May 29, according to reports.

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