Twin sisters give birth 90 minutes apart on their birthday: 'We've done everything together our entire lives'

November 9, 2020

All they do is twin, twin, twin no matter what.

A set of twins in Tennessee welcomed daughters on the same day, which happened to be their birthday.

Amber Tramontana and Autum Shaw were in rooms next to each other at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville when they gave birth 90 minutes apart, Good Morning America reports.

“Autum delivered and we were able to hear a faint cry,” Tramontana said. “My husband knocked on the wall as a way of saying congratulations. Ninety minutes later, we deliver and they returned the same knock.”

Tramontana and her husband Jim welcomed Blakely James, weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Shaw and her husband Scott named their little girl Charleston Scott, born 9 pounds, 4 ounces.

The twins’ official due date was October 29, the day they both turned 33. Tramontana is older than Shaw by two minutes.

Both Tramontana and Shaw have toddler boys who are the same age.

“We’ve done everything together our entire lives,” Shaw said. “We went to nursing school together, we were pregnant with our boys together at the same time and for the delivery of our girls.”

As for giving birth on the same day, the women did not plan on being pregnant at the same time. Shaw shared that she struggled with infertility after giving birth to her son. However, she learned that she and her sister were both expecting a few months after she miscarried.

“There was all this waiting and heartbreak ... now I look at this bigger picture and God had a bigger plan,” Shaw said.

Tramontana and Shaw said they’re looking forward to making birthdays “a big deal” as their daughters grow up together.

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