Hospital: Twins Weigh 23 Pounds, 1 Ounce At Birth

Officials at a North Carolina hospital say newborn twins who weighed a combined 23 pounds, 1 ounce aren't record-breakers, but may be close.

Forsyth Medical Center spokeswoman Freda Springs said Friday the twins were delivered Tuesday at the hospital's Sara Lee Center for Women's Health in Winston-Salem.

Sean William Maynard weighed 10 pounds, 14 ounces and Abigail Rose Maynard weighed 12 pounds, 3 ounces. Springs said both infants are in excellent condition. Their parents are Joey and Erin Maynard of Winston-Salem.

The twins' combined weight is about four pounds less that the combined weight of twins born in Arkansas in 1927. Those twins weighed a combined 27 pounds, 12 ounces, which hospital researchers said seemed to be the heaviest recorded birth weight for twins since 1900.


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  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Jun 25, 2008 at 01:09 AM
    that would be two.....I have TWO kids
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Jun 24, 2008 at 08:01 PM
    Now that's how its done! I have to kids, 3 years apart, and they both weighed 6lb 4ozs and i hollered and cried like a baby. You would think i was giving birth to an elephant. Was it a C-section birth?
  • by S & P Location: right here on Jun 24, 2008 at 05:14 PM
    WOW!! congratulations on a job well done!! Take care of yourself too!!
  • by tammie Location: greenville on Jun 23, 2008 at 04:15 PM
    U GO GIRL U R A TRUE WOMAN//////////////
  • by Me Location: NC on Jun 23, 2008 at 12:20 PM
    I am willing to bet you she had gestastional diabetes...
  • by mom of triplets Location: nc on Jun 23, 2008 at 09:07 AM
    I am referring to total weight for those of you who did not realize that already.
  • by mom of triplets Location: nc on Jun 23, 2008 at 08:28 AM
    WOW hun my three weighed less than your two. Mine were 7.6, 6.8, and 7.1 and I thought they were alot. God Bless and take care.
  • by lil shreveport Location: shreveport on Jun 22, 2008 at 05:23 PM
    thats is so amazing you go girl take care of yours kids
  • by nice Location: greenville on Jun 20, 2008 at 05:54 PM
    man, my wife carried our twins for 39.5 weeks and deleived naturel they were 6lb 7oz and 7lb 6oz i thought that was big.
  • by Ty Location: Greenville on Jun 20, 2008 at 04:22 PM
    Why is this news? Only in Greenville...
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