Sisters, Simone and Shari Cumberbatch, gave birth on the same day in a hospital miracle. Talk about sister telepathy. Another big surprise was that the girls gave birth on their dad, Elmo Cumberbatch’s, 70th birthday.
The babies were born on July 3rd at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, NY. The sisters gave birth to healthy babies, named Liberty and Hailey. Grandfather Elmo told CBS New York, “I always used to say ‘what if, what if it happened,’ not knowing it would actually happen.”
The two sisters shared an OB-GYN. When the doctor was about to start Simone’s C-Section, it was pushed back because Shari needed attention first. Simone shared, “The doctor said, ‘We’ve got an issue. Your sister was induced, and I didn’t expect her to go into labor until later, but she’s eight centimeters dilated, and I’m going to have to take care of that.'”
Simone Cumberbatch said to Good Morning America,”At first I was shocked. I said, ‘Wow this is really happening?’ When I realized it was real, I said, ‘This is going to be a good thing.’ Shari Cumberbatch added about their daughters, “I’m kind of hoping her cousin will be her best friend.”