Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov! Twin Sisters Give Birth to Sons on Same Day

Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov! Twin Sisters Give Birth to Sons on Same Day

[And also mazal tov to my father who was released home today from the hospital, he is tired and weak but feeling much better, thank you for your prayers!!]

The delivery-room nurses at Shaare Zedek Medical Center rubbed their eyes in disbelief: two sisters, identical twins, both in their fourth pregnancy, with the same due date, who came to give birth at Shaare Zedek on the same day.

The identical twins are Yael Yishai (31) – a programmer who lives in Gush Etzion, and Avital Segal – an accountant, also from Gush Etzion. They both already had three children, two daughters and a son.

On the night between Monday and Tuesday, Yael, who was born a few minutes before Avital, arrived at the delivery room at Shaare Zedek Medical Center after her water broke. A few hours later she gave birth. In the afternoon, Avital also began to feel contractions and arrived at the same delivery room and she shared with the staff that just a few hours before her identical twin sister had given birth there.

Avital said: “The lovely nurses recognized that this was an exciting event and immediately asked for my sister’s name to reserve a common room for both of us in the maternity ward. After many hours in the delivery room another healthy son was born and the staff went above and beyond to facilitate the process.

Yael added: “Birth is a special and exciting event. It makes me very happy to share it with a good friend who also happens to be my sister! It was fun to be together in the same room, with the new babies. In the past we had a birth six weeks apart, so this will be our second maternity leave together!”
Mazal tov, mazal tov! May these sister continue to share many smachot together!!


  1. Ayalah Haas

    Baruch Hashem, and Mazal Tov!
    This is just too much incredible-ness.
    Thank you, Channa Jenny, for posting this awesome event.

  2. Great story!!! And refus shlema to your dad

  3. This is amazing! What did Yael have? Do they now both have 2 daughters and 2 sons??

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