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Texas Baby Boom: Hospital Sees 48 Births in 41 Hours

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By    |   Monday, 02 July 2018 11:56 AM

Texas had a baby boom recently, with one local hospital seeing 48 births in just 41 hours, WYFF reported.

Staffers at the Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth worked around the clock from June 26 as dozens of women went into labor.

Nursing director Michelle Stemley said her phone began ringing off the hook on Wednesday.

"People were asking about staffing," she said, according to KTVT, "I was like, 'what’s going on?'"

OB-GYN Dr. Jamie Erwin joked about an old wives' tale that said an influx of births could occur during a full moon.

"We definitely had a big full moon this week," Erwin said. "Maybe there is something to that as well, maybe not. But it’s always a busy time of the year."

Meanwhile Dallas experienced its own baby boom, with staff at the Baylor University Medical Center Dallas delivering 42 babies in 48 hours earlier in June, KXAS-TV noted.

"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," chief-resident Shannon Miller said, according to the station.

July to September is a popular birth time, with the late-summer months being the busiest times for obstetricians.

T.J. Mathews, a demographer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention theorized that "it must have something to do with the time of conception and whether there are timing issues with the outcome of pregnancy, besides just a live birth," Live Science reported.

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