Sisters Give Birth 15 Minutes Apart

Twin sisters Yely and Estefany Gonzalez gave birth to baby girls 15 minutes apart on Jan. 7, 2015. (Photo: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania)

These two sisters from Philadelphia do everything together — even giving birth to their children at the same time!

Estefany and Yely Gonzalez’s baby girls were born just 15 minutes apart at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Estefany, 22-years old, had her baby girl Marjorie at 8:12 a.m. Yely, who is 23-years old, followed up with baby girl Arlette at 8:29 a.m., the hospital said.

The young women are from the Dominican Republic and do not speak English. When they spoke to ABC News through an interpreter, they described a chaotic scene where older sister, Yely Gonzalez, began having contractions and brought her younger sister to the hospital for moral support.

PHOTO: Yely Gonzalez and her twin sister Estefany, not pictured, gave birth to baby girls 15 minutes apart on Jan. 7, 2015.
Yely Gonzalez and her twin sister Estefany, not pictured, gave birth to baby girls 15 minutes apart on Jan. 7, 2015. (Photo: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania)

Estafany wasn’t due for several days… but as her sister was being examined, she went into labor.

The girls’ grandmother was kept busy running back and forth from sister to sister as the babies were welcomed into the world, they said.

The near-simultaneous births weren’t planned, the girls say, but they consider it a blessing that their babies were both born on the same day.

The sisters, each who already have a two-year old, have always been best friends and only live a few minutes apart.

They hope the two cousins will grow up to be close. Like sisters, they said.

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