Mini Baby Boom Hits Texas

Newborn babies sleeping in hospital nursery

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Just days before the Fourth of July, Andrews Women’s Hospital at Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth delivered more than 100 babies in two stretches totaling 91 hours.

It all started on June 24th, with 52 babies delivered in just 47 hours. And then on June 28th, the second wave hit and the hospital’s labor and delivery team delivered 55 babies in 44 hours. “While Andrews Women's Hospital is known as a high-volume delivery hospital, the influx in births was considered rare and exceptional,” the hospital said.

This baby boom broke the hospital’s previous record for the most deliveries, when 48 newborns were delivered in 41 hours in 2018. On average, the hospital has about 16 deliveries a day and welcomed close to 6-thousand babies in 2020, including 100 sets of twins and two sets of triplets.

There were also some popular names among the 107 babies born in the summertime baby boom. For boys, “Atlas” and “Daniel” were top picks, and for the girls, “Reign” was popular and six newborns were named “Gianna.”

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