Identical twins give birth on same day, plus a surprise

Identical wins Zaakira Mitchell and Shaakira White after giving birth on same day
Identical wins Zaakira Mitchell and Shaakira White after giving birth on same day

By Taylor Kearns - email

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Identical twins Zaakira Mitchell and Shaakira White have shared just about everything with one another.

So it made cosmic sense that they both got pregnant just a few weeks apart.

"Everybody asks did we plan this?" said Zaakira Mitchell. "That's the most common question. No, we didn't!"

With due dates about a month apart the sisters experienced pregnancy together. They even had the same doctor. 

"I've never seen twins being pregnant at the same time!" said Dr. James Ferguson.

Dr. Ferguson is still getting over the fact the sisters just shared their pregnancies. He said he couldn't believe it when they both showed up Tuesday and went into labor.

"I kinda joked with Shaakira that she was trying to steal her sister's limelight for that day," said Ferguson. "I just thought this is not really believable."

"I called my mom and she was just like 'Oh, My God, I knew it, I knew it!'" said Shaakira White.

White was supposed to deliver at 5:30, but Dr. Ferguson was wrapped up with another patient who was taking a little longer.

"I was ready to get it over with because I was nervous," said White. "She was just taking forever!"

After an hour, her older sister brought Kadin Mitchell into the world.  One hour after that, out came London Boyd. And her twin brother Landon.

"They're going to have fun growing up just like we did," said White.

With the 3 new additions the sisters keep adding to their list of shared experiences.  Now three cousins will start a list of their own.

"I can't wait to see them grow up together and share the experience," said Mitchell.

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