42 babies delivered in 48 hours at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas

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Dallas-based Baylor University Medical Center set a birthing record June 19 when physicians and nurses delivered 42 babies in 48 hours, KXAS reports.

The baby boom started the morning of June 19, when the hospital's delivery rooms began filling up.

"We've had a ton of people come in in active labor. Some come in for inductions and some come in at 10 centimeters ready to have a baby, and it's just been crazy," said chief resident Shannon Miller, MD.

More mothers started arriving the afternoon of June 20, and at around 4 p.m., resident Jenny Uremovich, DO, who was running the board, noticed nine patients were ready to deliver at one time.

Physicians and nurses delivered those nine babies in 40 minutes. And by the end of the day, Baylor University Medical Center made history with 42 deliveries over 48 hours. The hospital averages 12 deliveries a day.

Hospital staff considered several potential causes for the boom.

"When there's emotional events; when there's news and stories like 9/11; or natural disasters and other things, then typically around 9 or 10 months later we get a baby boom," nurse manager of labor and delivery Kristine Debuty, RN, told KXAS. "I don't know if it's just families looking at what's important and reevaluating life. We've just kind of had that cycle for years."

Ms. Debuty is calling the newborns the Baylor 42, as they are set in the hospital's history.

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