Identical twin sisters give birth to their first babies at exactly the same time on exactly the same day

It’s a well known fact that twins often have a special bond, but these two sisters have taken that connection to the next level.

American identical twin sisters Sarah Mariuz and Leah Rodgers, 35, both gave birth to their first child at exactly the same time in their differing time zones on exactly the same date.

Rodgers’s son, Reid, was born at 1.18am in Colorado, and Mariuz’s daughter, Samantha, was born exactly an hour later at 1.18am in California.

Having always done everything together, the women were thrilled when they discovered they were both expecting at the same time.

The twins say they have always had strong ‘twintuition’ including last year when they found out they were both pregnant and due just four days apart.

Mariuz, younger by 11 minutes, said she knew when she saw her sister last year that she was pregnant but said nothing to let her sister announce the news.

“[When she told me] I ran down the hallway and got the ultrasound pic out of my purse and slapped it down next to Leah’s. We were jumping up and down, just so happy for each other. Everyone was just in shock.”

Both sisters are home now with their babies and the families plan on spending Christmas together.