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Queensland sisters have given birth just days apart, after battling rising flood waters and one birthing without her obstetrician who was stuck in traffic.

Kate Albion, from Upper Kedron and Jessica Lane from Ferny Hills, are now recovering from their eventful births in hospital, just a few doors down from each other.

Both mums, who share the same obstetrician, say they feel extremely lucky that their ‘flood babies’ are doing well, after their dramatic entrances into the world.

Kate drove through torrential rain on Tuesday last week to make it to Brisbane’s Mater Mother’s Hospital. giving birth to her second child, Joseph at 3.30pm.

“There was so much rain and we were lucky to get to the hospital,” she said. “I’m so glad we were there because Joseph ended up coming so fast. Even our obstetrician ended up being stuck in traffic and missed the delivery.”

Mater Flood Babies

Mater Flood Babies

Joseph was born unable to breathe on his own, while Jessica’s daughter Isobel, who was born three days earlier, had fluid on her lungs. Both newborns needed to spent time in the Special Care Nursery, but the little cousins are now doing well.

“The situation is actually pretty cool,” Kate said. “It’s not something we really expected.”

“It was really exciting to find out they were expecting at the same time, and then to realise it was within
days of each other was a nice surprise,” Jessica added.

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  • What a fantastic story and outcome xoxo

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  • Congratulations to both mums… such a beautiful baby photos.

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  • So lucky, good luck to them for the future.

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  • They are so gorgeous together :) Hopefully they will grow stronger and bring joy to their families.

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  • I’m so glad you both got to hospital in time and that both babies are doing well. That’s what I call sisterly love and hopefully your children will grow up and have just as strong a bond as you both have. Congratulations to you both

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  • Congratulations to them both. That would have been very scary.

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  • Glad they got there safely! That rain was crazyyyyyy!!!

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  • What an amazing story. Congratulations to them both.

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  • Lovely the cousins are so close in age, but special as well for the sisters to go through it all together and to be in the hospital together too

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  • Amazing and lucky they got there in time! They look adorable

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  • Oh that’s so nice having their kids so close together!

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  • This would be quite scary – I”m glad it worked out well.

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  • What a beautiful outcome to these terrible times

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  • Congratulations to both families. What a special story the cousins will have to tell when they’re older.

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  • This is so beautiful to have sister’s birthing during the same time. The while journey of pregnancy and baby developing together is incredible. Happy for them. All the best to both of you!!.

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