Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, had a record number of births this past week when forty-eight babies were born in 41 hours.
That’s more than one birth an hour, and the report added that the nursery is expecting the number to keep increasing.
Doctors and nurses are speculating possible reasons, other than the obvious, for the boom.
“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.”
The summer months are always busy baby birthing times according to Texas state records. July, August, and September always have the greatest amount of babies born, compared to the other months of the year.
The nursing director at Baylor Hospital, Michelle Stanley, said she received a plethora of messages on June 26 asking her to send in more staff.
“People were asking about staffing,” she recalled. “I was like, ‘what’s going on?’ ”
Even though there was a rush of babies being born, the hospital was ready. They ordered pizza for staff and did what they were trained to do: deliver babies.
“We are trained for this,” she said.
Lamenshaney Harris was one of the moms that delivered her new baby this week, Isaiah Johnson, during the two-day crazy baby boom.
“It was a tearful moment but it was joyful,” she said. “I had a rush of joy.”
Isaiah was also a popular name according to KTXA-TV.
Harris also added that she didn’t know that she was part of a baby boom because the staff was so calm.
“I didn’t even know, the staff was so calm,” she said. Baby boom or not, these new parents are thrilled to be part of the record. And, like any new parent, they can’t get enough of the sweet faces.
“Motherhood is really life-changing, you never know it until the baby is born,” Harris said.