Twins born just 18 minutes apart but in different years

  • Twins born just 18 minutes apart but in different years

Twins born just 18 minutes apart but in different years

The twins' mother, Maria Esperanza Flores Rios, had a due date of January 27 but was scheduled for a C-section January 10 due to her high-risk pregnancy. Doctors believe she was the first baby born in Kern County in 2018.

The babies' parents said that they were about a month early.

A California mother celebrated the new year by welcoming twins: one in 2017, one in 2018. But as fate would have it, at 7 pm on New Year's Eve, their mother Maria went into premature labour. Her daughter, Aitana, was born 16 minutes into 2018.

Her original due date was January 17, with a c-section scheduled for Jan 10. The babies were said to have born healthy and hassle-free, with only the rarity of their birth timing.

Maria Flores' twins were born less than 20 minutes away.

New Year's births make good press, especially when they are this unusual. "The whole family feels humbled and blessed and excited", the spokesman shared. "But then it turned out Maria was in labor, which was a surprise".

Although twins born in different years are rare, it happened at least three times in the USA last New Year's, with twins born on separate years in San Diego, Atlanta, and Glendale, Arizona.

While such cases are very rare, past year four such twin births were recorded in the US.