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Can babies in two different sacs be born at different times?
Question Date: 2014-02-24
Answer 1:

Almost all multiple pregnancies have individual placenta and amniotic sacs. Therefore it is possible for each baby to be born at a different time. Usually the mother goes into labor and once that process has started it is difficult and harmful to the mother to stop labor after one child has been born. Many times the first child is born and the second child gets ‘stuck’ and needs to be delivered through an emergency cesarean delivery.

Unless one baby is removed through surgery due to major health complications before the mother goes into labor, multiple babies are all delivered at relatively the same time. I can take anywhere from a few minutes to 45 minutes between babies during a regular birth.

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