Can Twins Be Born on Different Days?

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Twins can be born on different days, and it happens quite often. The phenomenon of one twin being born on one day and the other on the next day is generally the result of one child being born a few minutes before midnight with the sibling following minutes later — for instance, one baby is born at 11:58 p.m. and another is born at 12:01 a.m.

Twins can also be born days or weeks (or even months) apart. These so-called delayed interval births happens when one baby is delivered prematurely and labor is artificially stopped in order to allow the remaining baby to develop further.