Parents Welcome Baby on Same Day as Their Birthday

The chances were one in 48 million. But against all odds, this newborn baby has the same birthday as BOTH its parents!

Married couple Caitlin and Tom were both born on the same day: August 16, 1986.

On August 16, 2016, exactly 30 years since their own births, Caitlin went into labour with the couple's first child.

Astoundingly, their daughter, Lucy Marie Perkins, was spontaneously born on the EXACT SAME DATE as BOTH of her parents!

If that sounds a bit unlikely to you - it's because it is.

Caitlin's doctor, Dr Brad Robinson, puts the odds at one in 48 million!


The couple from Dirrandandi in South West Queensland were pretty surprised too!

"My waters broke and I said, ‘No way’. I was in denial," Caitlin said.

"I feel kinda bad now because I'd been goading Caitlin for a week that I was somehow going to make this happen - so she now blames me for putting a hex on her!" Dr Robinson wrote on Facebook.

"How incredible is it that the three of them now have the same birthday?"

We can only imagine what a great day August 16 will be for the family for years to come!

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Posted by Thomas226Report
Check your maths. There are only two random events in this. The odds of a person having a partner with the same birthday is 1 in 365. The odds of them having a child on the same day is 1 in 365 * 365 which is 1 in 133,225.
Posted by Thomas226Report
This comment written by Dad, who doesn't have facebook.
Posted by Jeanette355Report
It's nice to be unique I also was born on my Mother's Birthday.