Twin Sisters Deliver Babies 35 Minutes Apart
Twins are often a form of fascination for many. Perhaps it’s the beauty of seeing two people bonded in the womb, and the way that unique bond continues throughout their lives. Caroline Giguere and Candice Hipp are twins, born just minutes apart. The sisters grew up together and now live across the street from each other. For the past nine months, they’ve been pregnant together. And, in adjacent hospital rooms in Greenville, they gave birth on the same day, 35 minutes apart. Even during labor in separate rooms, the twins found a way to be there for each other through FaceTime.
“We talked multiple times,” Caroline said. “We got to the point of ‘how far along are you? Well, how far along are you?’” Caroline’s husband said even the nurses got in on the friendly competition. Caroline Giguere is the older twin, and her son Edson “Gray” Giguere is older than his cousin. Gray was seven pounds, 11 ounces, and was born on May 5 at 4:43 p.m. at Prisma Health Patewood campus. His cousin, Louise Springs Hipp, was seven pounds, nine ounces and was born at 5:18 p.m. Wednesday at the same hospital.
The same doctor, Dr. Mary Beck of Prisma Health Piedmont OB/GYN delivered both babies. Moms, babies and dads are all doing fine.