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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Sisters Give Birth on Same Day, in the Same Hospital, Two Hours Apart

Deborah Cruz, @TruthfulMommy, is the creator of The TRUTH about Motherhood, an often humorous and brutally honest look at motherhood. She's a writer, a wife, and a work-at-home Mommy who's trying to do it all well. She live in the Midwest with her 2 little girls and her husband. She has a lot of degrees from a bunch of schools but mostly spends her days shuttling people under the age of 7, while trying to maintain her sanity and she wouldn't have it any other way. She talks a lot. She ... More

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8 comments

  1. Member says:

    My sister got pregnant when i was three months pregnant with my first daughter. And my best friend got pregnant when i was three months pregnant with my second daughter.

  2. jessi says:

    My sister and I gave birth two months an a day apart 🙂

  3. jessicrossen says:

    I was pregnant with each of my kids at the time my sister was pregnant with her second and third child. Our sons are a month and a half apart, and my daughter and her second daughter are about two months apart.

  4. NicoleTrost says:

    1st baby, my sis and I had them 2 1/2 months apart…2nd baby again 2 1/2 months apart. Then she had a third without me, but my 3rd came 1 year later, but 1 week before my Brothers first. Now another 1 year later another Sis has her first in the same week!

  5. AshleyJewett says:

    My best friend gave birth to her first child on my 16th birthday. (she was a teen mom) – Her son and I are very close. Then when she gave birth to her second born (she was induced), we were in labor at the same time. We delivered in different hospitals, but only a few minutes apart.

  6. Shannon says:

    My sister in law and our ex sister in law had their babies 2 weeks apart. Then I became pregnant with my first, and she with her second, five months apart. For my 2nd pregnancy and her 3rd our boys were five weeks apart. My 3rd pregnancy and my best friends 2nd was three months apart. It seemed in our family we couldn’t do it without another one!!!!

  7. My sister and law were pregnant at the same time while my brother was deployed in Afghanistan. Her little girl and my little boy are actually 20 days apart.

  8. nope. I’m the eldest and the only girl of 3. but i just recently meet my new neighbor who is 2 weeks further along than I 🙂

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