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Twin brothers born 24 days apart at Tufts Medical Center

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Two brothers were born more than three weeks apart, and contrary to initial concerns the babies are thriving.

The two brothers were born 24 days apart at Tufts Medical Center.

"I've seen two others in my career thus far, I think the longest interval between deliveries has been seven days at most,” Neonatalologist Gina Geis said.

Lindalva Dasilva was only six months pregnant when she went into labor in late February.

Doctors said there was only a 15 percent chance of survival for 1 lb. 10oz Alexandre and they hoped mom would hold on to Ronaldo a little longer.

“I wasn't having contractions, water didn't break, so they put everything together, all the signs said ‘it doesn’t look like you’ll deliver today, maybe tomorrow,’” Dasilva said.

One day turned into one week, then two, then three; all under the close watch of doctors at Tufts Medical Center.

“The doctors are there, they use the science and knowledge but there’s no other explanation; it’s God, for sure,” she said.

The family is still in the hospital but mom said she hopes to be home by the end of the month, around the original due date for her sons.

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