Special deliveries: Twin sisters in La Crosse go into labor simultaneously


If you think there's a special connection between twin siblings, your case was bolstered by a coincidence in the maternity wards at a couple of La Crosse hospitals this week.

The twin sisters' due dates were a couple weeks apart, WCCO reports, and Angel Owen wanted to be there when Kaye Henn gave birth to her first child.

But while Kaye was in labor, Angel stated feeling contractions of her own.

Angel, who was being seen at Gundersen Health System, hurried over there from her sister's bedside at Mayo Clinic Heath Services and the Associated Press reports her water broke as soon as she stepped out of her truck.

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Even though she started later, Angel gave birth to her son, Cruze, a full eight hours before Kaye's grueling 24 hours of labor ended with the birth of her daughter Elena at 1:53 a.m. Monday, WCCO says.

If you're not so sure about that special connection, you might consider a couple other recent coincidences.

The British newspaper The Daily Mail reported this summer on twin sisters who both gave birth on June 10 – which happened to be their own birthday, as well. They put the odds of that happening at 400,000 to one.

And Denver TV station WUSA reported this week on twin sisters who lived to be 83, and died on the same day.

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