Mother, Daughter Give Birth On The Same Day

FORT MYERS, Fla. (CBS Tampa/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 that the births are “like having twins without carrying twins.”

“It’s over emotional, it’s awesome. It’s a blessing. I don’t think I could’ve been any luckier,” Penticoff told the station. “This is something that you can’t plan. This is something God sets in motion, and you just roll with the punches.

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

“To have my mom going through it with me is probably the most special, amazing thing ever,” Martin told WZVN.

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