Best friends spend much of life enjoying activities together, but giving birth within the same hour? That kind of planning requires divine intervention.
That’s exactly who Emily Jones and Heather Jameson credit for the amazing circumstance that their babies were born within forty-six minutes of each other!
In an interview by KETV, Jameson told reporter Quanecia Fraser, “‘It’s just a huge blessing, just learning to trust God in those moments of uncertainty and the unknown.”
The two friends had joked about how amazing it would be to deliver their children on the same day but they never imagined it would happen at the same hospital with the same midwife within the same hour in nearby rooms!
Both had originally planned on natural child birth but for a variety of reasons their plans had to change.
“I had preeclampsia with my first child and to avoid that, I wanted to get induced with her,” Jameson said.
Jones had to be induced too.
“I saw that she was getting admitted and then all of a sudden, I hear her voice in the other room… ‘You’re literally next to me, you know.. this is crazy!'” Jones recalled.
Their midwife, Erika De Mont, had her hands full. Going between rooms meant a lot of care with numerous glove changes, gown changes, and hand washing but De Mont said it was worth the effort.
“At 11:08, De Mont helped deliver Jones’ baby girl, Avenlee. ‘I’ve never had two people who know each other having babies on the same day,’ De Mont said. Forty-six minutes after Avenlee was born, Jameson’s daughter Aspen was born.”
De Mont said she’s never known mothers who knew one another giving birth at the same time.
The depth of the women’s friendship is evident in their interview, posted on KETV’s YouTube as the two excited moms told the story of the big day’s event!
Happy news is always welcome these days! What’s not to love about friendship and new babies?
And who knows? Avenlee and Aspen already share a bond. It’s likely this is the start of another beautiful friendship.