Twins born in different years, only minutes apart

Faith Castro
January 3, 2018

Delano Regional Medical Center told reporters than a brother and sister were born in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

The first twin was born at 11:58 p.m. EST on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. Eighteen minutes later, at 12:16 a.m. Monday, his little sister Aitana entered the world.

Rios gave birth to the twins via C-section almost 4 weeks early, she said.

In, Fresno, the first baby of the new year was actually born a week late.

When Maria Esperanza Flores Rios went into labour on New Year's Eve at 7pm, she probably wasn't expecting the surprise that was coming her way.

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A set of twins in Southern California were born in two different years. While the duo will share everything for life including genes, their date as well as year of birth will remain different.

Maria and her husband, parents to the twins, both are farm laborers and they have three daughters as well.

The twins, Joaquin and Aitana de Jesus Ontiveros were both due to arrive January 27, 2018. "The whole family feels humbled and blessed and excited", the spokesman said.

"I've been doing this for 35 years, and I've never had this before", said Dr. Seyed Tamjidi, who delivered the set of twins in two different years.

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.

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