Identical twin sisters give birth on same day in same hospital

Identical twins Jill Justiniani and Erin Cheplak from Orange County gave birth to their sons on the same day at the same hospital, hours apart.

And if that wasn’t crazy enough, the babies were born with the exact same measurements, each weighing seven pounds, three ounces, and measuring 20 inches in length.

Justiniani gave birth to Oliver at 6.39pm and Cheplak had Silas at 11.31pm on May 5. 

“The twinning continues,” Cheplak, told Good Morning America.

Zach, Erin, Jill and Ian at the hospital hours before the babies were born
Zach, Erin, Jill and Ian at the hospital hours before the babies were born (Picture: Jill Justiniani and Erin Cheplak)

The sisters said they have been close their entire lives and embarked on the journey of becoming moms at the same time.

Cheplak’s told GMA that she married her husband Zach, who is a fraternal twin, during a small ceremony during the pandemic, and held a larger celebration in August 2021.

Right before the wedding, her twin sister shared the news that she was pregnant.

While on her honeymoon a week later, Cheplak discovered she too was expecting.

‘I took the pregnancy test and saw the two lines and it was very faint,’ Cheplak told GMA, adding that she FaceTimed her sister while she was on her honeymoon to confirm her suspicions.

‘Sharing our pregnancy together was really special because we really had the support of each other through every step of the process,” Justiniani said. 

‘Even just going through the day-to-day changes of pregnancy, all of the unknowns and the questions and the natural worries that come up, we were constantly able to check in with each other and support each other.’

Erin (left) holding Silas and Jill (right) holding Oliver
Erin (left) holding Silas and Jill (right) holding Oliver (Picture: Jill Justiniani and Erin Cheplak)

During their pregnancies the sisters leaned on each other, while their husbands joked that their sons would be born on the same day. Justiniani was scheduled for a C-section on May 5 and Cheplak was scheduled to be induced May 15, but went into labor 10 days early.

The twins and their husbands checked up on each other throughout the night, as their rooms were directly across the hall from each other, according to GMA.

‘Part of me was thinking, “What are the odds of this? I can’t believe this is happening,” but there was also a sense of calm about it because it was like of course this is happening,’ Justiniani said.

‘We’ve just been so close and so inseparable, it made complete sense in a very odd way.’

The sisters even recovered in rooms across the hall from each other and were discharged at the same time.

They were wheeled out of the hospital at the same time, and have since moved to live five minutes away from the other.

 

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