In some cases, a delayed interval birth takes place when one multiple is delivered prematurely, but doctors are able to halt labor and keep the remaining multiple(s) in their mother’s womb to grow and develop. Some of these multiples - twins, triplets or more - were born days, weeks or even months apart.
There have even been cases of twins born in different years. Hannah and Danielle Reed of Texas were born only one minute apart, but in different years, delivered by c-section as the last baby of 2013 and the first baby of 2014. In 1991, Susan Goddeke went into labor on December 31st. She gave birth to baby Katherine at 11:56 pm, but baby Jessica wasn’t born until 12:14 am…on January 1st, 1992. A similar situation occurred in 2015-2016 in San Diego with fraternal twins born to the Valencia family.
As 2009 drew to a close, the Velasco family welcomed premature twins. Tiny Marcello Velasco was born in the last few seconds of 2009, then Stephano arrived just after midnight in 2010. The decade-divided duo was born ten weeks early and delivered by cesarean section.
To top it all, there are twins born in different millennia. Aaron and Luke Hegenberger are only eight minutes apart, but they were born in proximity to the turn of the millennium in 2000. Aaron arrived on New Year’s Eve, 1999, just a few minutes shy of midnight. And in the first few seconds of the year 2000, his twin brother took his first breath.