Identical twins deliver babies within hours of each other

Rachael McGeoch and Beccy Pistone say they used their 'twin powers' to give birth hours apart.
Rachael McGeoch and Beccy Pistone say they used their 'twin powers' to give birth hours apart. Photo: Rachael McGeoch/Facebook

The sometimes other-worldly bonds between twins is well-documented. 

So when identical twins Rachael McGeoch and Beccy Pistone became pregnant at the same time with due dates within two weeks of each other, it's not too much of a stretch to believe them when they said they used 'twin power' to give birth just hours apart.

When McGeoch's due date of August 1 came and went, she decided to be induced on August 13, her sister's due date. She posted on Facebook, "After 2.5 days of trying to induce me and nothing working, we knew we needed to be together. Bec came up to Boston to hold my hand and I finally went into active labour. As she and Bill were supporting me, she went into labour too."

The two happy families.
The two happy families. Photo: Rachael McGeoch/Facebook

McGeoch told WHDH, "We thought if we could just get together then we would both go into labour." And they were right! Twin power at its finest."

The pair were installed in neighbouring rooms, with McGeoch welcoming William Charles Bubenicek at 10:41 pm on August 15 and her sister delivering Andi Isabella Pistone at 6:54 pm on August 16.

Rachael posted some gorgeous family photos on her Facebook page, documenting the events and exclaiming, "Bec and crew were banging on the walls as they heard our baby William born at 10:41pm!"

Then it was Beccy's turn. She laboured through the night and into the next morning. Rachael knew what had to be done. "The nurses/midwives helped me sneak in with baby William so she could meet and hold him. We sat with her and shortly after she was fully dilated and pushed Andi out in 24 mins! So they are only 20 hours apart!"

If there was ever a time to be a tad envious of twins, now is most surely it. "There are so many awesome things about being a twin but this might take the cake!" said McGeogh.

Twin powers indeed.