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Identical Twin Sisters Give Birth At Exact Same Time

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

Leah Rodgers is the first to tell you that she and her identical twin sister, Sarah Mariuz, have a mysterious and unique bond. Rodgers was born 11 minutes before Mariuz, and has always been a tiny bit ahead of her sister. Rodgers was married first, born first, and even got pregnant first. But there’s still one small twist that has definitely leveled out the playing field.

“I have a unique bond with my identical twin sister, we are 11 minutes apart and I was born first,” Rodgers told ABC 7.

It was a totally unplanned coincidence that Rodgers and Mariuz became pregnant at the exact same time, but what happened after that left even doctors stunned. Rodgers went into labor first, of course, but moments later, so did Mariuz — on the exact same day. But here’s the kicker!

Rodgers gave birth at 1:18 a.m. (MT) in Denver. Exactly one hour later, Mariuz gave birth at 1:18 a.m. (PT) in California. That means Mariuz’s daughter and Rodgers’ son were born on the exact same day, at the exact same time. The sisters are stunned, but not surprised. Their unique bond has always been completely uncanny.

“I don’t think you could plan it the way this all as turned out even if we tried,” said Rodgers, “It was just a pure coincidence, I guess. Maybe a twincidence.”

Please SHARE if you’ve always wanted a twin so that you could know what that mysterious bond is like!

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