Sisters Give Birth 90 Minutes Apart After Going Through Lockdown Pregnancies Together

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Two sisters gave birth on the same day after being pregnant at the same time amid the pandemic Monday, Minnesota CBS Local reported. 

Ashley Carruth and Brittany Schille each welcomed a baby boy only 90 minutes apart early Dec. 14, according to Minnesota CBS Local

Toward the beginning of the Minnesota COVID-19 lockdowns, the sisters discovered they were pregnant with due dates only off by a few days, per Minnesota CBS Local. Carruth and Schille spent the following few months supporting each other through both the pandemic and their pregnancies, according to Minnesota CBS Local.

“Even for the baby showers and things like that, it’s not normal and it’s not what you expect in your head, so it’s hard, but having my sister going through it was just so comforting,” Schille told Minnesota CBS Local. 

Schille was at the hospital being induced when Carruth texted her, “I’m having contractions. I might be meeting you at the hospital,” at 2:30 a.m. Dec. 14, according to Minnesota CBS Local. (RELATED: REPORT: 12-Year-Old Gives Birth After Becoming Pregnant In Protective Custody)

The sisters spent the next few hours in adjacent rooms at M Health Fairview Ridges hospital, per Minnesota CBS Local. 

“We would text back and forth ‘ what are you dilated to, have you had an epidural yet’,” Schille told Minnesota CBS Local. 

Cassius John and Zander Paul were soon born just 90 minutes apart, Minnesota CBS Local reported. 

“During a pandemic when you’re not even allowed to have visitors, it was such a ray of hope for our family,” Carruth said, per Minnesota CBS Local.