Ohio twins give birth the same day

Posted at 3:47 PM, Jan 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-02 15:47:03-05

AKRON — A pair of identical twin mothers in Ohio gave birth on the same day.

WJW reports the children were born two hours apart Monday at Summa Akron City Hospital in Akron.

The 19-year-old mothers Aimee and Ashlee Nelson said they did not plan the births to come at the same time.

Aimee, whose expected due date was January 6, got to the hospital at 3:30 a.m. Ashlee, who was due on January 1, was still at home.

“My mom told me that she was here and when I got up to go to the bathroom, my water broke so I had to come in too,” Ashlee told WJW.

Shortly after noon, Aimee was the first to deliver, welcoming a 7 lb., 2 oz. son named Donavyn Bratten into the world.

A little less than two hours later, it was Ashlee’s turn, giving birth to an 8 lb., 12 oz. girl named Aiden Dilts.

The twins said they were born just 15 seconds apart themselves, but learned about two days apart that they were both expecting.

“We didn’t think it was going to be this close at all,” said Aimee, admitting that they hoped it would turn out this way. “We tried getting induced together but they wouldn’t let us. That was like two weeks ago, but it happened anyway.”

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