Hospital goes beyond a three-peat
Community Regional Medical Center is on a streak. And it’s not over yet.
Since June 11, doctors at the Fresno, Calif., hospital have delivered four sets of triplets and another trio is due soon.
One set of triplets was born the week of June 7, followed by a second set June 18, a third set three days later on Father’s Day and the fourth set was born the week of June 29. All 12 babies are said to be doing well, according to the hospital. Ten are in the hospital’s Level 3 neonatal intensive-care unit, the only such facility in the state’s Central Valley, while two were able to stay with their mothers right away. The boys are outnumbered, with five boys to seven girls, with a fifth mom set to deliver three more girls.
The hospital is set up to handle multiple multiple births, so the NICU was able to handle the triplet explosion, hospital spokeswoman Mary Lisa Russell said.
One of the triplet moms, April Delgado, delivered her daughters at 33 weeks gestation. Jennie, Avery and Leah will join eight siblings.
Delgado, who conceived naturally, said she was shocked to find she was having triplets. “I cried when Jennie came out because I was scared she came so early. But look at them, they look like they’re just sunbathing and posing for the cameras” in the NICU.
The fifth set could arrive at any time. Doctors are monitoring Stacie Trasoras, who is carrying three girls. When they arrive, the Fresno 15 will be complete.
Christina Ramos, who conceived triplets naturally, holds hands with Aaron Sebastian
shortly before his doctor takes him off a breathing tube.