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"Birth is exciting. This comes as no surprise to anyone who follows this page. Birth is always exciting. Witnessing the arrival of an infant, particularly in the natural manner in which it was masterfully designed, simply never gets old. But today Lindsay, Dr. Martin, and I had a uniquely exciting experience, as we were fortunate to participate in the natural birth of triplets.
We met Martha about six weeks ago. She was referred to us by a friend in hopes of finding providers that would help her achieve a natural birth instead of cesarean section for her triplets. I think we were just as happy to meet Martha, as she was to meet us. She wanted a vaginal birth for her babies and we wanted to help her achieve it.
From the moment I mentioned the idea to the leadership team at DuPont Hospital they were completely supportive. They immediately began making arrangements to assure we would have all we needed. We needed extra nurses in labor and delivery, extra nurses from the neonatal intensive care unit, extra equipment in case of an emergency—there was much to be done in preparation for this event. The hospital could have said, “No, this is too complicated, have them go to another facility,” but they didn’t. A group of nurses volunteered to come in for her birth even if they weren’t scheduled to work in hopes of helping her achieve her goal. They responded with everything we needed to provide excellent care to Martha and her babies.
And so today, just after 4:00 PM these beautiful babies were born. The first baby born was Loren, a 5 pound, 11 ounce boy. Just a few minutes later his sister, Leanne was born weighing 4 pounds, 9 ounces. Finally, 23 minutes after her older sister was born, Lori entered the world feet-first, weighing 4 pounds, 9 ounces.
I’ve witnessed many beautiful births in my 20 years as a physician, but none more exciting than today’s. My sincere thanks to DuPont Hospital and it’s wonderful team of professionals for providing such great care to my patient, to my new partner Dr. Angela Martin and our amazing Nurse-Midwife Lindsay Davidson for their support, and of course, to Martha and her husband for trusting us to play a part in their pregnancy journey. God’s blessings this night to Loren, Leanne, and Lori."