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The Mansfield News Journal reported that three sisters in Ohio gave birth on the same day in the same hospital with the same obstetrician overseeing their deliveries. Sisters Daneesha Haynes, Ariel Williams and Ashley Haynes all gave birth on July third at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital within a four-and-a-half-hour span.
According to a 1998 Associated Press story, the odds of three sisters giving birth the same day is 1 in 50 million.
“It was a blessing,” Daneesha Haynes said. “It’s amazing. This kind of blew everybody away.”
All three sisters had their deliveries induced, and one of the sisters’ due date was not due until July 23. All three births were natural and delivered by obstetrician Dr. Edroy McMillan.
Williams was the first to give birth that day, naming her 8 pound, 2 ounce daughter Sincere. Ashley Haynes followed with her 6 pound, 10 ounce son Adrion. Daneesha Haynes’ daughter Emrie, who weighed in at 4 pounds, 14 ounces was the last to arrive.
The sisters’ mother, Deborah Ware, who is now grandmother to 14 children, joked there would be no extra children at the newborns’ future birthday parties. “I don’t know what kind of party we’ll have,” Daneesha Haynes said, noting that since the cousins were born on the third of July, they will also be celebrating the country’s birth at the same. “We’ll party for two days straight.”