Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Identical Twin Primigravid Sisters -Spontaneous Labour and Delivery on the Same Day:A Case Report

CO Aimakhu, OO Akinyotu, IT Akinola, AA Agboola


We report 2 cases of identical twin sisters, the older sibling getting married 14 months earlier but both got pregnant for their first child at about the same time and were managed by the same Obstetrician and fell into spontaneous labour within a few hours of each other. Both were delivered by emergency caesarean section on the same day. The chances of twin sisters delivering on the same day is very rare with the odds being 400,000 to 1 .This is the first time this has been reported in Nigeria, a country with one of the highest twining rates in the world amongst its southwestern population.

Keywords: Identical, twins, primigravid, spontaneous labour.

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