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Record-setting baby boom at Texas hospital — 48 born in 41 hours
A Fort Worth, Texas hospital delivered 48 babies in 41 hours this week, setting a hospital record. (Jupiter Images/Getty Images)

Record-setting baby boom at Texas hospital — 48 born in 41 hours

Forty-eight babies were born at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center over a period of less than two days this past week, setting a new record for the Fort Worth, Texas, hospital, KTXA-TV reported.

The number of births amounted to an average of more than one baby an hour, and the nursery is bracing for more, according to the report.

Was the full moon to blame?

“There’s always talk about full moon. We definitely had a big full moon this week,” OB-GYN Dr. Jamie Erwin told the TV station. “Maybe there is something to that as well, maybe not. But it’s always a busy time of the year.”

Texas state records back it up. Most babies in the state are born in either July, August or September, the report states.

On Wednesday, the baby boom caused nursing director Michelle Stemley’s phone to explode with messages.

“People were asking about staffing,” she told KTXA. “I was like, ‘what’s going on?'”

The hospital adjusted with ease by calling in more staff and ordering pizza to help cover dinner breaks.

“We are trained for this,” Stemley said.

Isaiah Johnson was was one of the 48 babies born this week, KTXA reported. His mom, Lamenshaney Harris, endured a 18-hour labor before holding her son for the first time.

“It was a tearful moment but it was joyful,” Harris said. “I had a rush of joy.”

Harris told KTXA she had no idea the hospital was having a baby boom.

“I didn’t even know, the staff was so calm,” she said.

For the record, Isaiah was the most popular name among the babies.

But whether or not they were a part of the hospital's baby boom, the new parents were overjoyed, according to the report.

“Motherhood is really life changing, you never know it until the baby is born,” Harris told the TV station.

Texas typically has the lowest number of births in February.

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