Oh, baby baby baby! If there was any concern about a population decline, people should rest easy. At least people in Texas, that is. Last week at the Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, a record 48 babies were born in just 41 hours. Needless to say, at more than one baby per hour, the nursery was pretty busy.
Whether you believe it or not, a full moon might have been to blame for the arrival of all those little bundles of joy:
— Cara TXZEAL (@Cara_TXZEAL) July 1, 2018
“There’s always talk about full moon. We definitely had a big full moon this week,” Dr. Jamie Erwin told the station. “Maybe there is something to that as well, maybe not. But it’s always a busy time of the year.”
— Perney+ (@perrinrobinson) July 1, 2018
Despite the extremely busy two days, the hospital was ready to handle it. According to everythinglubbock.com, the most babies are born in July, August, and September. (The slowest month tends to be February, in case you were wondering.) “Extra staff was called in; pizza ordered and even after 48 babies in a short span of time, they are ready for more. ‘We are trained for this,’ [nursing director, Michelle Stemley] said.”
Doctors and nurses worked round the clock to check all the patients in and make everyone comfortable:
Everyone around here’s going into labor. Someone said, ‘Ok. We’ve got a patient here who’s seven centimeters.’ And I said, ‘Yeah. I just checked her in.’ And they said, ‘No. This is a different one'” https://t.co/lFhpdi12nF
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) June 25, 2018
Apparently this particular baby boom wasn’t the only one recorded in recent days in Texas:
After a record-setting baby boom last week at #BaylorDallas, another baby boom has hit — this time at Baylor Scott & White All Saints – #FortWorth with 48 babies born within 41 hours! Welcome to the world, little ones 👶
•#baylorbabies #newbornbaby #… https://t.co/ofOLGkZYOZ
— Baylor Scott & White (@bswhealth) June 29, 2018
And among the 48 babies born in less than two days at Baylor Scott, the most popular name was Isaiah.