中英對照讀新聞》Trio of Ohio sisters give birth on same day at same hospital 俄亥俄州三姊妹同一天在同一家醫院生產


2020/12/03 05:30

◎孫宇青

Three Ohio sisters have defied odds by giving birth on the same day at the same hospital with the same obstetrician overseeing their deliveries.

(美國)俄亥俄州三姊妹化不可能為可能,同一天在同一家醫院生產,且是由同一位產科醫師接生。

Daneesha Haynes, Ariel Williams and Ashley Haynes gave birth on July 3 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital within a four-and-a-half-hour span.

達妮莎.海尼斯、愛麗兒.威廉斯及艾希莉.海尼斯,7月3日在俄亥俄健康曼斯菲爾德醫院,歷時4小時30分接連生下孩子。

A 1998 Associated Press story cited the odds of three sisters giving birth the same day as 1 in 50 million.

美聯社1998年報導曾指出,三姊妹在同天生產的機率約為5000萬分之1。

"It was a blessing," said Daneesha who was not due until July 23. Dr. Edroy McMillan delivered all three babies.

原本產期在7月23日的達妮莎說:「這是恩賜。」三姊妹的孩子都是由艾德羅伊.麥克米蘭醫師接生。

Ariel was the first to give birth that day, naming her 8 pound, 2 ounce daughter Sincere. Ashley followed with her 6 pound, 10 ounce son Adrion. Daneesha completed the trifecta with daughter Emrie, who weighed in at 4 pounds, 14 ounces.(AP)

愛麗兒是當天最早生產的,她把8磅2盎司重(約3685公克)的女兒取名為辛希爾。艾希莉隨後生下6磅10盎司重(約3005公克)的兒子亞德里翁。最後達妮莎「好事成三」,生下4磅14盎司重(約2211公克)的女兒艾姆里。(美聯社)

新聞辭典

defy odds:defy指違抗;odds指機率。Defy odds有做到不太可能做到之事的意思。例句:He has shown an attitude of defying odds.(他展現不向命運低頭的態度。)

obstetrician:名詞,產科醫師。例句:He is a well-known obstetrician all over the country.(他是全國知名的產科醫師。)

trifecta:名詞,三連勝。例句:He bought three scratch-off tickets and won a trifecta.(他買了3張刮刮樂,3張都中獎。)

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    美國俄亥俄州三姊妹同一天在同一家醫院生產。(取自網路)