Sisters Give Birth on Same Day, in the Same Hospital, Two Hours Apart
I have been through 2 labor and deliveries and I know that there is no way that I could ignore my own intense labor pains to do anything else. My labor pain was all consuming, meaning, I could barely talk and there is no way I could have stood let alone pretend I wasn't actually in labor, but there is a woman in New Hampshire who did just that to support her pregnant sister through her labor and delivery.
Two sisters, Stacy and Trisha Knox, were both in labor on the same day. Only when Trisha went into labor at the same time as her sister, Stacy was 8 centimeters dilated. Trisha wanted to support her sister and be there to keep her calm, so she hid the fact that she was in labor too. Eventually, Trisha’s mother-in-law had to let everyone know because Trisha was ready to give birth as well.
The sisters ended up giving birth next door to one another in the same hospital, both to beautiful baby boys 2 hours and 16 minutes apart. Trisha had her son Joseph first and then Stacy gave birth to her son Nicholas.
This is one of the most amazing things I have ever heard. You could hardly even plan this sort of timing unless you were induced, so to go naturally on the same day as your sister is nearly a miracle.
I think we’ve all said to our sisters or best friends, “ Wow! Wouldn’t it be awesome to get pregnant and have babies at the same time?” Then our minds immediately fast forward to sharing our pregnancy and the stages of motherhood with this person.
It’s a big deal.
I know my sisters and I always thought it would be awesome. It never happened. The closest we have is cousins who are 3 months and 11 months apart. It’s still pretty good. My girls are close with their cousins but unfortunately we didn’t live near my sister’s when we were pregnant.
My best friend and I have a unique scenario that plays out in our lives – we always have big life events happen about a year apart and this was no different with having children. She had her first child a year after mine. It was nice for her to have someone who had gone through it to talk to about it and I loved being that person for her, but it would have been incredible to share the experience with one another in real time.
These sisters must be close for the one to hide her labor pains in an effort to support the other, and I can only imagine this brought them even closer and their sons will no doubt be little buddies in the years to come. Their relationship will likely resemble that of brothers, rather than cousins, and they will always have this great story and bond to share of the day they were born.
Were you pregnant with a friend or sibling? Are you now?
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