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Spotlight on sisters Samantha, Savannah

Aaron Krause • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:51 PM

It is safe to say the odds are not in favor of the following scenario playing out: Two sisters giving birth at the same hospital — 20 minutes apart.

Yet, that is what happened Thursday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center to Shiloh siblings Samantha and Savannah Mullins.

Samantha, 21, gave birth to Kieran Barnett at 1:42 p.m. Thursday, with Kieran weighing 8 pounds 11 ounces, and 201⁄2 inches in length. Samantha was eight days overdue.

Savannah, 19, gave birth to Kyah Chandler, at 2:02 p.m. Thursday, six days early. Kyah weighed 7pounds, 10 ounces and 21 inches long.

It is the first child for both women.

Samantha said she is happy the scenario worked out as it did, as is Gerald Chandler, proud father of Kyah.

“It was awesome,” he said. “You can’t really explain it.”

Chandler, Savannah’s fiancé, has a 21⁄2-year-old daughter, Emma, from a previous relationship.

Kieran is the first child for both Samantha and her boyfriend, Randy Barnett.        

The two siblings found out they were pregnant within a week of each other, and went to the hospital about the same time.

Savannah went to Fisher-Titus at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, after having contractions throughout the night. In fact, Savannah said her sister was with her at home, counting the contractions before Savannah went to the hospital.

Samantha began having contractions when Savannah went to the hospital, and she followed her sister to Fisher-Titus Medical Center about four hours later.

Both women said their deliveries went smoothly and they gave birth to healthy babies.

Norwalk Dr. James Kasten delivered both babies, while the same physician, Dr. Stephen Clingman, will care for the newborns. 

“They’re beautiful,” Samantha said.

Both sisters said they’re glad they’re new mothers at the same time.

“Luckily, we don’t have to do it alone,” Samantha said.

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