Texas Hospital Delivers 107 Babies in 91 Hours

Carolyn Crist

July 07, 2021

A Texas hospital set a record at the end of June when staff delivered more than 100 babies in 91 hours, according to WFAA 8, an ABC affiliate in Fort Worth.

The deliveries occurred across two 48-hour stretches at Andrew Women's Hospital at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center. On June 24, staff delivered 25 girls and 27 boys in 47 hours. On June 28, staff delivered 55 babies, including a set of twin girls, in 44 hours.

"It's been all fireworks as our Labor and Delivery teams…have been busy delivering an adorable group of Fourth of July babies — 107 of them in just 91 hours to be exact!" the hospital posted on Facebook on Sunday.

The stretch of deliveries broke the hospital's record from June 2018, WFAA 8 reported. The hospital averages about 16 deliveries per day and last year delivered 6,000 babies, including 100 sets of twins and two sets of triplets.

Six of the baby girls were named Gianna, the news outlet reported. Other popular names included Reign for girls and Atlas and Daniel for boys.

The staff expected to see an uptick in births this year as people recover from the pandemic, but the influx was considered rare and exceptional, according to NBC 5.

"We thought it was going to be higher the last few months because of the pandemic but didn't see the baby boom until now, so people must've gotten more reassured," Jay Herd, MD, an obstetrician at the hospital, told the news outlet.

The hospital's labor and delivery teams create photo galleries of babies who are born around the holidays. The Tiniest Texans series features portraits of the newborns, often dressed in holiday-themed clothes.

Sources:

WFAA 8: "Baby boom: Over 100 babies delivered in two stretches totaling 91 hours at Fort Worth hospital."

Facebook: Baylor Scott & White Health, July 4, 2021

NBC 5: "Forth Worth Hospital Experiences Summertime Baby Boom."

Baylor Scott & White Health: "Tiniest Texans."

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