Three Ohio sisters give birth on the same day at the same hospital
Three Ohio sisters have defied the odds by giving birth on the same day in the same hospital with the same obstetrician overseeing their deliveries.
Daneesha Haynes, Ariel Williams and Ashley Haynes all gave birth July 3 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital within a four-and-a-half-hour span, the Mansfield News Journal reported.
A 1998 Associated Press story cited the odds of three sisters giving birth the same day as 1 in 50 million.
“It was a blessing,” Daneesha Haynes said. “It’s amazing. This kind of blew everybody away.”
All three sisters had their deliveries induced. Daneesha was not due until July 23. Dr. Edroy McMillan delivered all three babies. He declined to be interviewed.
Williams was the first to give birth that day, naming her 8-pound, 2-ounce daughter Sincere. Ashley Haynes followed with her 6-pound, 10-ounce son Adrion. Daneesha Haynes completed the trifecta with daughter Emrie, who weighed in at 4 pounds, 14 ounces.
Twin sisters Dawn and Shaune Shannon, 25, are used to doing things together.
The sisters’ mother, Deborah Ware, joked that there would be no extra children at the newborns’ future birthday parties.
“I don’t know what kind of party we’ll have,” Daneesha Haynes said. “We’ll party for two days straight.”
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