Ohio Sisters Give Birth to Healthy Twins on the Same Day From the Same Man

By: Kate Row | Last updated: Nov 18, 2023

Sisters often like to do a lot of things together, but these two took it to a whole new level. The two women got pregnant at the same time and found out they were both giving birth to twins on the same day!

And if that weren’t shocking enough, the four babies actually have the same father! Without further ado, here’s the fascinating story of two Ohio women who managed to plan the entire thing.

They’ve supported each other through thick and thin, in good times and bad—as sisters should! Annie turned to her sister for support during a really difficult time.

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They’ve supported each other through thick and thin, in good times and bad—as sisters should! Annie turned to her sister for support during a really difficult time.

Annie and Joby Johnson’s Dilemma

Annie and her husband, Joby, had been trying to get pregnant for many years with no success. They went through five long years of fertility treatments, all to no avail.

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The treatments were putting huge amounts of stress on the couple. Not knowing what to do next, they were getting close to giving up.

Fertility Proves to Be a Struggle

Fertility treatments are a difficult process for any couple. For Annie, it has a large impact on her hormones and body. But it’s also a huge financial strain, especially after five years of trying.

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After their first round of treatment, they were extremely excited about the prospect of having a baby, but every time the doctor called it was not the news they were hoping for. They didn’t know what to do.

Well, What Are Sisters For?

Well, when in doubt, turn to your sister! Chrissy was always in Annie’s corner to comfort her when she was becoming discouraged, and was by her side when treatments failed.

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She provided emotional support through the difficult time, but she wanted to do more than just be a shoulder to lean on. She had a plan up her sleeve to help her sister in a major way.

Almost Giving Up Hope

Tragically, Annie had almost reached the point of giving up hope that they would be able to have children of their own. They were beginning to give up their dreams of having a family.

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She explained, “In 2008 we tried, in 2009 also. In 2010 was the in-vitro, and on paper, everything looked great, but we got the phone call with the bad news that I was not pregnant after that round, and that was the hardest call ever to receive.”

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Chrissy’s Picture-Perfect Family Add to the Despair

Annie was devastated by the news, and didn’t think she could carry on with the cycle of treatment and demoralizing phone calls from the doctor. What made things even more difficult for Annie was that Chrissy had the beautiful family that she wanted for herself. And Chrissy wanted that for her sister as well.

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Chrissy and her husband had two beautiful boys together. She had conceived and delivered her sons without complication. She felt lucky to have had that experience, especially after seeing what her sister was going through.

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Reaching a Breaking Point

When Annie told her sister the most recent treatment hadn’t worked, Chrissy decided enough was enough—she had a proposition for her sister. She said, “If there was anything I could do to help, you know I would do it.” Annie knew this was true but didn’t know exactly what Chrissy was suggesting.

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Although Annie didn’t know if she could go through another round of in-vitro, Chrissy convinced her to give it one last shot, certain this time would be different. The doctor implanted two embryos and the couple waited in anticipation.

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The Miracle of Life

Soon she had a baby bump for all to see! It was a miracle the entire family was ecstatic about. Everyone was thrilled for Annie that the treatment had been successful, but there was even more good news to be excited about.

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As it turned out, Annie wasn’t the only one having a baby—Chrissy was pregnant as well! The sisters were pregnant together and could go through the entire process with each other. They were over the moon!

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Being able to go through the experience together made Annie’s first pregnancy even more special. As excited as Chrissy was to be pregnant herself and grow her own family, she was also thrilled for her sister to be going through the process for the first time.

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She was happy to let the spotlight be all on Annie after five difficult years of trying. They had no idea that there would be even more unbelievable coincidences to come.

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A Pleasantly Surprising First Ultrasound Appointment

Since the sisters got pregnant at almost the exact same time, they went to doctor appointments together. They were in for a huge surprise at their very first ultrasound appointment.

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Annie recalls, “They found one in me, and then they moved over and saw another little sac with another flickering heartbeat.” She was pregnant with twins! It was incredible Annie was pregnant at all, let alone with twins.

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Double Trouble

After so many years of trying, Annie was thrilled to welcome not one but two babies into the world. However, in an unbelievable turn of events, Annie wasn’t the only one preparing for this massive undertaking. Chrissy was pregnant with a set of twins herself!

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 It was almost too hard to believe they could both be pregnant at the same time, and with twins no less. The sisters shared the entire pregnancy experience together and it was now time to go through motherhood together as well.

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Chrissy Goes Into Labor

Soon, Chrissy went into labor and couldn’t wait to welcome two new babies into the world. Her family would be growing from four to six members! Of course, her sister was right by her side throughout the labor process.

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Annie was thrilled for her sister and perhaps a little nervous as well. However, her nerves started to turn to pain and she began to wonder if what she was feeling was something other than just excitement for her sister. Sure enough, she was right to think that something else was up.

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Seriously, What Are the Chances?

Suddenly, she felt an incredibly sharp pain in her side, and then another. It was a pain she had never experienced before and she started to understand what was happening.

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She whispered out loud to the doctor in her sister’s delivery room, “This can’t be happening.” But it sure was—Annie was going into labor on the same exact day as her sister. The four babies would be born on the same day!

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Four Babies, Two Moms, One Day

Thankfully, Annie was already in the hospital for her sister so she could be checked out right away. The doctors were able to quickly check her out and confirm she was definitely going into labor.

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These babies were coming, and coming fast! Maybe they wanted to share a birthday with their cousins. Annie delivered her own twins a few short hours after Chrissy had—two healthy boys for Chrissy and two happy girls for Annie.

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A Woman With a Plan

The women celebrated together and got to spend time with their new sons and daughters as well as nieces and nephews. However, one question remained: Was this whole thing really a coincidence?

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As it turns out, there was something of a plan behind this whole miraculous story. It all goes back to Chrissy’s plan to help her sister when she couldn’t bear to see her disappointed from so many failed treatments.

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How It All Went Down

As it turns out, Chrissy had actually offered to be Annie’s surrogate. Naturally, Annie was hesitant at first—she understood the huge responsibility she would be asking of her sister if she were to be her surrogate. Eventually, she got on board after discussing it with her husband, Joby.

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Chrissy was more than willing to be the surrogate for her sister. So, she had two of Annie’s embryos implanted. She couldn’t wait to be able to help her sister have a beautiful healthy baby.

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Keeping it Hush-Hush

However, Annie decided to have two embryos implanted in her as well. Of course, she didn’t expect her embryos would take because she hadn’t had success in the past, but she had promised Chrissy she would give it one last shot. In an unbelievable turn of events, all four embryos took!

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Considering Annie’s difficulty in the past, the sisters had been keeping the whole thing under wraps until they could confirm Annie’s pregnancy would take. But, when it was clear that Annie would be having a baby right alongside her sister, they let the secret out to their friends and family.

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An Untraditional Set of Quadruplets

However, they had no idea that there would be four babies in the mix! Since the babies delivered that day were actually quadruplets, Annie and Joby went from 0 children to four—all in one day.

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Annie explained through happy tears, “We still can’t believe it sometimes. We’re very thankful for what she did for us. We’re very grateful and thankful that they’re all here.”

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Decision Time for Chrissy

Chrissy explained she had started doing her own research on surrogacy when Annie was struggling to get pregnant. She stated, “I didn’t know if I could even be a surrogate or care for the baby, but I did some research and found out I would be able to do so and put it out there just as a consideration for the future.”

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“If it ended up that Annie was not able to carry a baby then that is what was preventing them from having a child then I would do that for them.” She just didn’t know that they would be bringing many more than one baby into the mix.

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Determination Despite Doctor’s Warnings

The doctor had warned the couple of the potential that all four embryos would take and checked they would be okay with caring for four babies if that were to be the outcome. But, they wanted to give themselves the best shot at success.

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Annie said, “For us, after trying for so long, we were just trying to increase our chances of getting at least one.” While the couple was ecstatic to welcome four healthy babies into their family, Joby had some concerns of his own.

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Joby's Thorough Deliberation

Annie explained that during her pregnancy Joby was “thinking more down the road of what we were going to do with four babies.” This is a natural concern—having one baby is a life-changing event, but having four at once is a total lifestyle transformation.

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In the end, the couple decided to welcome all of the kids into their life. Once it was clear that they would be bringing four newborns into their home, the couple had to start preparing! They transformed one of the rooms in their home into a nursery with cribs and all.

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A Story to Tell Them When They Grow Up

The best part about the story is that one day when the babies are old enough to understand, they will hear the tale about how they were brought into this world. Charlie, Tommy, Gracie, and Haddie might be just as amazed as their parents were.

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The kids will basically have two pairs of parents to turn to as well—luckily for them, Chrissy and her family live just seven houses down the street from Annie and Joby. Thus, their extended family is never very far away.

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Chrissy Lends a Helping Hand

For the first few weeks, it was naturally really hectic in the house! Obviously, taking care of four babies as first-time parents was not easy and the parents were extra cautious since they had so much trouble bringing a family into the world.

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To help out in the early going, Chrissy moved in with her sister and Joby to give them a much-needed extra hand—they were outnumbered, after all! But after a few weeks, they got the hang of this whole “parenting journey” and Chrissy moved back home.

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A Storytale Ending

This incredible story ended with Annie finally being able to have the beautiful big family that she always wanted. And as an added bonus, Chrissy got to be an integral part of this journey.

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All four babies are happy and healthy and have two cousins to start getting to know. It may not have been the way they planned to have a family, but it all worked out. And it sure makes for one unbelievable story!

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Two Sisters Share The Same Fiancé And Want To Have His Kids

The DeCinque sisters – who appeared on TLC’s show Extreme Sisters – have quite an interesting story.

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Anna and Lucy, the 35-year-old sisters from Perth, Australia, consider themselves “one person.” And, they also insisted on sharing one man.

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Inseparable Sisters

In one of the show’s episodes, the sisters share that they insist on being “identical” in every way possible. Lucy said to Anna: “I’ll probably think what’s mine is yours, what’s yours is mine, that’s how it would be.”

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They also believe that their children can have two moms, despite what their mother thinks about that.

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They're Engaged To The Same Man

These extreme sisters share everything and even the same fiancé. They are both engaged to Ben Byrne, who proposed to both sisters at the same time.

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To make matters even more extreme but not surprising, they also want to have their pregnancies at the same time.

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Ben Is Their First Fiancé

Anna and Lucy have been dating Ben for over a decade. At the end of Season One of Extreme Sisters, he proposed to them with identical rings that had three bands each at the end.

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Ben is also the first man they have ever dated together. Everything about him made them fall head over heels in love. “He always treated us equally. He never separates us, and he doesn’t want to take us out separately.”

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They Tested Out What Having Real Babies Is Like

Before their plans of getting pregnant at the same time, the sisters use baby dolls in a trial run to give motherhood a try.

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After they filmed Season Two, their love for each other and bond grew stronger. They shared: “It made us realize how much we love each other and really can’t live without each other. And we work as one person.” They have been widely criticized and judged by viewers but that doesn’t phase them.

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