Another set of identical twins with matching lives give birth to daughters just weeks apart!
Twin sisters, this time in Britain, have given birth to girls just weeks apart – after unintentionally getting pregnant at the same time!

Twin sisters in Britain have given birth to girls just weeks apart – after unintentionally getting pregnant at the same time!

Hannah Pountain and her twin sister, Lilli Paterson (31), were born just 14 minutes apart and have since done everything together – even taking their driving test on the same day.

So it comes as no surprise that the pair were thrilled when they discovered they’d fallen pregnant within five weeks of each other.

Lilli gave birth to Bonnie (now eight months old) in December after which Hannah had Lexi (now seven months old).

Neither fashion merchandiser Hannah, who lives in Leicester, and doctor Lilli from Northampton knew the gender of their babies.

“When our families discovered we were both pregnant at the same time, they were shocked,” Hannah said.

“We have always been similar, we have the same personality and even the same group of friends, and we both went to university together.

“So to go through pregnancy and childbirth together was very special, a unique twin connection, and of course it was very beautiful.

“Giving birth just three and a half weeks apart is something not many siblings can experience – let alone identical twins.

“The feeling was completely magical and incredible.

“It didn’t really sink in until after we’d both given birth – having someone so close to be so honest with and go through everything together with was nice.

“We hope our two girls will be as close as we have been our whole lives.”


Lilli and her husband, Michael, conceived very quickly after they started trying for a baby in 2017 and were delighted to discover their pregnancy news in May last year.

So quickly, in fact, that they found out the news before they were due to get married in Italy in June 2017 – with Hannah the only family member who knew her sister’s secret.

Lilli was gobsmacked when the day before the wedding in Florence Hannah revealed that she and her husband, Ben, had also conceived after a year of trying.

“When I discovered Lilli was pregnant, I was over the moon,” Hannah said.

“She kept it secret from the rest of the family, and I was the only one who knew about it.

“I was just extremely lucky, I didn’t tell anybody and on my wedding day, I just disguised it by holding drinks [alcoholic] so that people wouldn’t question why I wasn’t drinking on my wedding day.

“So I knew when I told Lilli I was pregnant too, she was going to be ecstatic.

“I wanted to tell her in the most beautiful way, so I burst into her room with Ben for breakfast the day before the wedding and told both Lilli and Michael.”

The twins both decided to keep the exciting news from their families for several weeks before revealing it to them when Lilli was 12 weeks’ pregnant and Hannah six weeks.

Incredibly, both sisters found out they were having girls in the moments after birth after they both decided not to find out the gender, based on what their mum had done before them.

“Hannah had to tell our families when I announced my pregnancy,” Lilli said.

“Having a twin connection is the best! Like having a best friend all the time who you can be totally honest with, and they’ll be totally honest with you.

"And it’s great that we both know we’ll always agree on things – so always someone to back you up."

Sharing an Instagram account, the twins often share cute snaps of one another and their daughters – often in the countryside or on ski holidays.

Source: Magazine Features


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