Identical twins pregnant with first babies at same time – and they’re both girls!
Talk about a coincidence!
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Talk about a coincidence!

Alisha and Shauna Haines from Cornwall in England share that special twin bond and have done absolutely everything together – even falling pregnant within weeks of each other.

The 20-year-old identical twins are due to give birth to their daughters just seven weeks apart, in June and July respectively.

Without discussing the idea of starting a family with her sister, Alisha, who works as a receptionist, and her partner Jimmy Price (31) decided to start trying for a baby last year.

Little did Alisha know that just two days later, Shauna, who is 30 weeks pregnant, and her fiancé, Shane Lethbridge (23), would make the exact same decision. 

“Jimmy and I have always talked to each other about wanting a family one day so we started trying last summer and I found out I was six weeks pregnant in September,” Alisha says.

“I had no idea at the time but Shauna and Shane had had the same conversation and it turns out she literally stopped taking the pill two days after I did.”

And now the in sync twins are supporting each other through their first pregnancies, including going to every doctor’s appointment together.

“Alisha and I have always been close. We have that special bond that twins do and we have always done everything together – even having a baby apparently,” Shauna says.

“It’s so lovely being able to support each other and share the experience with her.

“And it is so nice to think about how close our babies will be. They’ll be so close in age and they’re both girls so they’ll definitely be best friends.

“It is so weird how similar we are. We even accidentally decorated our nurseries in a really similar way because we just like all the same things.”

Alisha, who’s 37 weeks pregnant, reveals that their family and friends were shocked when they discovered the sisters were pregnant at the same time.

“When people found out we were both pregnant they were all like ‘oh my god, do you two have to do everything together?’ It's really funny.

“Our pregnancies have been really different. Alisha’s has been plain sailing but I have had almost every problem there can be.

“I have hyperemesis gravidarum [a pregnancy complication] so really extreme pregnancy sickness and low iron, then I had a bleed so I’ve been in the hospital a lot. Also, the baby was a breach and now she’s back-to-back,” Alisha explains.

“We’re just hoping she turns before I have to give birth, she’s got a few weeks left yet.”

The sisters revealed they broke the news of their pregnancies to their partners in the same way.

“I missed a period so I decided to take a test at home while Jimmy was at work. I was so shocked when I saw the test was positive because we hadn’t been trying for that long, but I was really excited.

“I sent Jimmy a photo of the test and he didn’t believe me at first so I took a couple more. When it sunk in he was so happy,” Alisha recalls.

“I found out I was four weeks pregnant in November last year. The first thing I did was take a photo of the positive pregnancy tests,” Shauna says.

“I sent them to Alisha first and she texted me back the shocked open mouth emoji.

“Then I texted the photo to Shane and he reacted just like Jimmy. He was so shocked he just couldn’t believe it. But we’re so excited to be starting a family.

“The guys are really close, they get on really well so it’s nice they’ve got each other for support like me and Alisha have each other.”

But the eerie coincidences are something their mom, Julie Haines (39), is all too familiar with.

The gran-to-be has watched her girls say the same thing at exactly the same moment or come up with the same idea while in different rooms countless times as they were growing up.

So it came as no surprise that her daughters were expecting at the same time.

“It’s so lovely the special connection the girls have but it is also very strange at times,” Julie says.

“They can be in different rooms and come up with the same ideas, they often come out with exactly the same thing at the same time.

“So when Alisha told me she was pregnant I knew Shauna wouldn’t be far behind her.

“It’s really exciting. I can’t wait to have my first grandkids and I get to have two at basically the same time. With a two-year-old myself I’m going to have my hands full.”

Source: Magazine Features

Pictures: CATERS/WWW.MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA

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