Florida mother, daughter give birth on same day

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mother and daughter have given a new meaning to family togetherness: Both women gave birth at the same hospital on the same day.

Heather Penticoff and her daughter Destinee Martin each found out they were pregnant on the same day. They had the same due dates and, for separate medical reasons, doctors at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers decided to induce both of them Tuesday.

Penticoff’s daughter Madeline was born first and Destinee’s son Damien was born almost three hours later, making Penticoff’s grandson roughly the same age as her newborn daughter.

Penticoff tells WZVN-TV (http://bit.ly/14hw09i ) that the births are “like having twins without carrying twins.”

Martin says experiencing pregnancy and birth with her mother “is probably the most special, amazing thing ever.”

 

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