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David Hutin
"To have the twins born on my birthday, I cannot describe the feeling"
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Tuesday, 1 August, 2000, 20:10 GMT 21:10 UK
Birth of twins defies odds
David Hutin and twin sons
David Hutin was overjoyed by the birth of his sons
A family from south Wales is celebrating beating odds of 37,000,000 to 1 - after two sets of twins were born on the same day, 35 years apart.

Brother and sister David and Anne Hutin were born at just after 1000BST on 11 June, 1965.


We still cannot believe it, we had tried to have children for so long

David Hutin
Mr Hutin and his wife, Nicola, from Swansea were stunned when their sons were born early on David's own birthday.

Daniel and Joseph Hutin were delivered by caesarean section on the same day and same hour as their father and aunt - the chance of such an outcome is more than double the odds of winning the National Lottery.

Nicola and David Hutin had been trying to have children for 10 years and Mrs Hutin finally became pregnant after a course of IVF fertilisation treatment.

David and Anne Hutin in 1965
Double joy: David and Anne Hutin in 1965
Twins are known to run in certain families, but the shock for the Hutins was the timing of their birth.

"I was expecting them on 12 June by caesarean, but my waters broke on the 11th," said Mrs Hutin.

"It is amazing, I cannot believe they are here."

Mr Hutin added: "We still cannot believe it, we had tried to have children for so long.

"To have twins on my birthday, I just cannot put it into words."

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