The staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center were on their toes this week after 48 babies were born in just 41 hours! The Fort Worth hospital has never been as full as it averaged more than one baby an hour.
When nursing director Michelle Stemley’s phone blew up with messages on Wednesday she wasn’t sure why.
“People were asking about staffing,” she recalled. “I was like, ‘what’s going on?’ ”
As soon as she learned, they called in extra staff, ordered pizza and actually had capacity to deliver more babies… “We are trained for this,” she said.
What could have brought the burst of babies on?
“There’s always talk about full moon, we definitely had a big full moon this week,” OB-GYN Dr. Jamie Erwin said. “Maybe there is something to that as well, maybe not. But it’s always a busy time of the year.”
A cold Winter?
According to Texas state records, most babies are born in the months of July, August and September.
Isaiah Johnson is one of the 48 babies born this week. He arrived after an 18-hour labor and his mom Lamenshaney Harris told CBS news she had a rush of joy.
As it turns out Isaiah was the most popular name among the group of 48 babies.
The staff did such a great job Lamenshaney said she had no idea about the baby boom at the hospital.
“I didn’t even know, the staff was so calm.”