Two sisters give birth in same night

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Image caption Sisters Lacey (left, along with daughter Lola-Mae) and Libby Harris (with son Joshua) at Blackburn Birth Centre

Two sisters offered birth within five hours of every other at the same birthing centre — with family members rushing between adjoining rooms.

Libby Harris, 20, and her sister Lacey, 16, who are both from Darwen, Lancashire, gave birth at the Blackburn Birth Centre.

Lacey had daughter Lola-Mae, considering 6lbs 4oz, at 23: forty two BST on Wednesday.

Libby’s son Joshua then reached 04: 50 on Thursday, evaluating 6lbs 12 oz .

Libby said it was “so lovely” to go through pregnancy with the girl younger sister.

“We can share all the experiences of recent mums but being extra specific as we’re sisters, ” the girl said.

Senior midwife Gillian Brandon said it was “an unusual but exciting time for the sisters and the staff involved”.

“We send our best wants to the sisters, their little ones as well as the family, ” she said.

Lola-Mae and Joshua are usually first children for both Lacey and Libby.