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Twin brothers' baby boys born on same day

Jeromme Spence (l) with baby Cameron, and Jarrell Spence (r) with baby Cassen Image copyright Smith Davies Press
Image caption Jeromme Spence (l) with baby Cameron, and Jarrell Spence (r) with baby Cassen

Twin brothers have become fathers of baby boys within hours of each other, at the same hospital, delivered by the same midwife, and both two days early.

Jeromme Spence's baby, Cameron, was born at 02:04 GMT at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton on Monday, and Jarrell Spence's baby, Cassen, at 04:34 GMT.

Ladbrokes bookmakers said the odds of it occurring were "at least 150,000/1".

Midwife Barbara Kapoor said: "I have never ever heard of this happening before. It is amazing."

The 21-year-old twins, from the Fordhouses area of the city, are both first-time parents.

They said: "It is absolutely amazing that we became fathers of sons on the same day. It is great for everyone and everyone at the hospital was great."

'Same birthing pool'

Jeromme's partner Tegan Compton, 19, and Jarrell's partner Francesca Ashe, also 19, even gave birth in the same water birthing pool and the same midwife delivered both boys.

"Tegan and me came in first and little Cameron was born just a few hours later. Then the pool was washed and cleaned, and we handed over to Jarrell and Francesca," Jeromme said.

Jarrell, who works for a catering company, said: "We got here at about two in the morning and we could hear someone's voice and I said: 'That's Tegan.'

"Mum was with me so when Tegan gave birth she went over to see her grandson and then a couple of hours later she had another one."

Jeromme, who works in a sports shop, said: "We knew that our partners were both given the same due date [26 November] but we just never expected the births to be really on the same day."

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