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Keighley teacher and her classroom assistant both give birth to twins
A Keighley teacher and her classroom assistant are celebrating a welcome double whammy – both have given birth to twins!
Eve Roche and Sharon Nelson, who work at Parkwood Primary School, discovered they were pregnant within days of each other. Teacher Eve and teaching assistant Sharon even left for maternity leave on the same day.
Eve, 34, and partner, Jakke Percy, from Oxenhope, already have a two-year-old daughter, Esme. They now also have a boy, Eddie, and another girl, Heidi. Their twins were born at Airedale Hospital on July 28.
Eve said: “We’ve no history of twins on either side of our family, so to be in the same class as someone who was due only a day apart from me and for us both to be expecting twins was a big surprise.
“It’s only been a week and I’m trying to establish a bit of a routine. It’s a conveyor belt of feeding and nappy changing!”
Steeton resident Sharon, 22, and her husband, Chris, are now the proud parents of non-identical twin girls, Skyla and Lola.
Sharon said she had been due to have her twins induced on July 29, but instead the girls decided to arrive earlier than expected – on July 13.
Despite this surprise, she managed to make it to Airedale Hospital in time for the birth.
“Me and Eve had been joking and saying wouldn’t it be funny if we both had twins,” she said. “Eve said there was no chance of that because she’d no history of twins in her family.
“So when we found out she was having twins as well, we just laughed. It’s a massive shock.”
Sharon added her own twin daughters were less unexpected, as she has twin uncles and her husband’s mother is a twin.
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