Twins born just 18 minutes apart but in different years

DELANO, California (KTRK) -- A California mother is celebrating a rare gift: The birth of her twins in two different years.

Maria Rios gave birth at 11:58 p.m. on New Year's Eve to twin number one, Joaquin.

His twin sister was breech and had to be delivered via C-section.

She was born at 12:16 a.m., just 18 minutes after her brother, but technically in the new year.

Doctors say the twins were their last born baby of 2017 and first born of 2018.

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