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Originally published Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 12:00 AM

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Twin sisters deliver twins on same day

Twin sisters are seeing double — or make that quadruple — after delivering two sets of twin boys yesterday. Ashlee Spinks of Indianapolis and Andrea Springer of Conyers...

ATLANTA — Twin sisters are seeing double — or make that quadruple — after delivering two sets of twin boys yesterday.

Ashlee Spinks of Indianapolis and Andrea Springer of Conyers, Ga., delivered their boys by scheduled Caesarean sections yesterday about an hour apart at Northside Hospital.

The women, 21-year-old fraternal twins, were six months pregnant when they found out they were both going to have twin boys due on the same date — Jan. 1, 2005.

Spinks came to Georgia several weeks ago to be with her sister, and Spinks' husband, Bert Means, flew into town Monday to join the birthing party.

They said that twins run in the families of all four parents, and that they did not use fertility drugs to conceive the babies.

Dr. Larry Matsumoto, a physician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, said the chances of twin sisters being pregnant with twin boys due on the same date are probably one in a million.

"It's a blessing," Springer said from her hospital bed. "It's hard enough for a lot of people to get pregnant, especially pregnant with twins."

Springer gave birth to identical twins weighing just over 4 pounds each. Spinks gave birth to fraternal twins weighing 5 pounds, 9 ounces and 7 pounds, 4 ounces.

The women's doctor, James Dopson, said all four boys — and their mothers — were expected to be fine.

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