Minnesota sisters give birth 90 minutes apart

Sisters give birth to sons 90 minutes apart

MINNEAPOLIS — Two sisters from Minnesota who went through their pandemic pregnancies together gave birth 90 minutes apart, each to baby boys.

Ashley Carruth and Brittany Schille learned they were pregnant in April as the state locked down because of the coronavirus pandemic, CNN reported.

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The two supported each other during the nine months. They shared the same doctor and the same due date, WCCO reported.

“Even for the baby showers and things like that, it’s not normal and not what you expect in your head, so it’s so hard,” Schille said. “But having someone like my sister going through it was just so comforting.”

While they were both due in December they went into labor sooner. Schille was being induced when she got a text message from her sister around 2:30 a.m. Dec. 14.

It read: “‘I’m having contractions. I might be meeting you at the hospital,’” Schille said.

They both gave birth at the same hospital, in rooms right next to each other.

“I did get to say hi, and see her, and we both just gave each other a sweet look,” Carruth told CNN. “It’s like those moments you think about when you’re a little girl happening in such a special way, so it was very, very emotional for both of us.”

Cassius John Carruth was born first followed by Zander Paul Schille, who was named after their father Paul who died in 2016 of cancer.

“He just was such an important man in our life and just so special to us. We definitely felt like this was kind of his little gift to us,” Carruth said. “It just seemed like something that he would do. We really felt God’s presence and his presence throughout the whole labor and delivery hospital stay experience that could have been really scary and really weird with COVID, and no visitors, and no family able to come in besides your spouse or your partner.”

FILE PHOTO:Two sisters from Minnesota who went through their pandemic pregnancies together gave birth 90 minutes apart, each to baby boys.
FILE PHOTO:Two sisters from Minnesota who went through their pandemic pregnancies together gave birth 90 minutes apart, each to baby boys. (jarmoluk/Pixabay/jarmoluk/Pixabay)