Queensland Identical twins give birth 22 minutes apart at Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Identified twins due to give birth 10 days apart have welcomed their babies within minutes of each other.

Just days after celebrating their 33rd birthdays, sisters Nicole and Renee Baillie gave birth within 22 minutes of each other at Queensland’s Sunshine Coast University Hospital on Wednesday and said ‘it was meant to be’.

In another striking coincidence, there is only a 200g difference between Nicole’s baby Zavian Dacy and Renee’s baby Ruby Toole.

Renee was getting ready to go to the hospital to be by her sister’s side after she gave birth.

But her own baby daughter Ruby had other ideas and decided to arrive early.

Identical twins Nicole (pictured left) and Renee Baillie (right) gave birth to their babies 22 minutes apart on Wednesday

Identical twins Nicole (pictured left) and Renee Baillie (right) gave birth to their babies 22 minutes apart on Wednesday

“I got up and sat down on the couch and my water broke,” Renee recounted 7 News.

“We all laughed, just in disbelief.”

‘When I got here, in this room after we had (the baby), I wasn’t sure how far along Nicole was.

“I didn’t want her (Nicole) to know I already had my baby, just in case it, like, throws her off.”

Nicole had an idea that while she was in the delivery suite, her sister had done the same two doors in the hospital lobby.

‘I was just about to get in the bath and I heard someone had a baby down the hall,’ recalls Nicole.

Renee gave birth at 5:45am followed by Nicole at 6:07am.

The twin sisters (pictured) also got pregnant around the same time nine months earlier

The twin sisters (pictured) also got pregnant around the same time nine months earlier

The twins who have the same friends, share the same interests and live just 15 minutes apart now share the same birthday of their newborns.

“We magically got pregnant at the same time, which was crazy, it was just meant to be,” added Nicole.

“We’ve been hanging out on maternity leave for the last two or three weeks, just nesting and waiting, thinking I was going to go at least a week early because our due date was ten days apart, but now she’s actually beaten me by 22. minutes.”

The sisters have been documenting their pregnancy journeys on Instagram, uploading photos of their growing bumps in recent weeks.