Identical twin sisters give birth on same day, at same time

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Identical twin sisters have given birth on the same day, at the same time, in their respective time zones.

Sources say Sarah Mariuz and Leah Rodgers delivered their babies at 1:18 a.m. Thursday. Rodgers’ son, Reid Joseph, was born first, on Mountain time in Denver. An hour later, Mariuz delivered her daughter, Samantha Lynne, on Pacific time in La Jolla, California.

The 35-year-old sisters hadn’t planned to be pregnant at the same time but ended up with due dates just four days apart.

The sisters and their babies are both doing well. Sources report that the families are trying to work out a time to visit each other. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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