Identical twins give birth at same time on same day

Posted July 7, 2016

DENVER, Colo. — For one family, June 30 will always bring four cakes.

Leah Rodgers gave birth to her first child — a healthy baby boy — last week at 1:18 a.m. in Denver, according to Today. Exciting news in its own right, but the story just gets better.

Rodgers happens to be an identical twin, and while she was busy delivering her baby, her twin sister Sarah Mariuz was busy laboring in a La Jolla, California, hospital. She gave birth to her first child — a baby girl — at 1:18 a.m. Pacific Time.

“Certainly there’s another connection at the twin level,” Rodgers told Today.

The sisters didn’t plan to be pregnant at the same time — in fact, when they each found out they were pregnant last year, they orchestrated a plan to reveal their good news to their twin. But when they saw each other, their “twintuition” kicked in.

Rodgers broke the news first, but told Today she somehow knew her sister had the same news to share. Mariuz didn’t immediately chime in, but when she realized their due dates were only four days apart, she couldn’t help herself.

“I wanted Leah to have her moment of sharing her news, rather than me just saying, ‘Me too!’” Mariuz sad. "I ran down the hallway and got the ultrasound pic out of my purse and slapped it down next to Leah's. We were jumping up and down, just so happy for each other. Everyone was just in shock."

The twins are already planning to get their new babies together over Christmas.


Jessica Ivins is a content manager for and contributor to the Motherhood Matters section.


Please with your account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all