Pregnant sisters give birth within a day of each other after going into labour at the same time
10:21 GMT, 3 April 2012
Two sisters are still in shock after giving birth a day apart on the same spot.
The Perllmans were expecting more than a month apart, but within hours of Natalie's labour starting, Rhiannon's waters broke and they were surprised to find themselves sharing a maternity suite.
Natalie's twins, Finlaye and Riley, were born nearly four weeks early at 9.50am and 10.14am respectively on March 17, while Rhiannon's daughter Ellen arrived ten days late around midday on March 18.
Natalie Perllman with her twins Riley and Finlay (left) and her sister Rhiannon with daughter Ellen
Both siblings are now celebrating the coincidence and are already planning how to mark their children's 18th birthdays.
First-time mother Natalie, 27, of Norwich, said: 'All the family are already talking about
how we are going to celebrate their 18th birthdays.
'It will be
great for family get-togethers, as the children are virtually the same
'We cannot wait for family barbecues.'
Natalie spent seven days at Norfolk and Norwich
University Hospital after giving birth, and Rhiannon three days, so they were able to enjoy the momentous occasion together.
Natalie (left) and Rhiannon (right) were both born in December, Natalie on the 18th and Rhiannon on the sixth
Natalie's partner, Charles Moore, 28, added: 'It just seems really bizarre. None of it was pre-planned.'
The sisters' father, and proud grandfather, Steve Perllman, of Wymondham also agreed that it was 'quite a coincidence'.
The family already claims to have a history of babies being born in the same month or on the same day.
Natalie and Rhiannon, 23 – who already has one child, Lilly, four, with
partner Liam Martin – were both born in December, Natalie on the
18th and Rhiannon on the sixth while their brother Matthew and other sister Eleanor were both born
on April 3, nine years apart.