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Baby Boom: Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Hits Near-Record Delivery Numbers

Published: Sept. 1, 2020

Flip a coin 100 times and you can expect to get roughly 50 heads and 50 tails — the probability of each outcome is equal. And while the math doesn’t add up quite the same way with childbirth, a perfect split is exactly what happened last week at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital when 18 deliveries produced nine boys and nine girls.

It was a performance requiring all hands on deck: six OB/GYNs, one midwife and five pediatricians.

“This is kind of what we thrive on,” OB/GYN Dr. Tana Perry said. “That’s the exact kind of thing that we train for. You just kind of get this adrenaline rush and it’s just so much fun; each delivery is so special, even when it’s multiple deliveries in a day.”

During the past three years, on two occasions — October 2017 and May 2018 — 18-baby weeks happened at Jennie Edmundson. Nineteen were delivered over seven days in August 2019, and the all-time weekly delivery record sits at 20 (March 2018).

The Daily Nonpareil: Jennie Edmundson Hospital hits near-record delivery numbers