Record 10 twins are born premature at a New York hospital: 8 girls, 2 boys

Five moms set an adorable record at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) in Ocean Breeze every giving birth to twins around the same time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Theresa Capolongo, director of nursing for the NICU, told that the hospital has attended multiple deliveries before, but this is the most it has had at any one time.

“In our unit, we are very happy to say that we have five sets of twins, of which two are identical. Everyone is doing very well,” Capolongo said. the twins are eight girls and two boys born last week, in an unspecified time period.

Jane Cizin, also a registered nurse in the NICU, said that all babies are fine despite being born prematurelybetween weeks 26 and 30 of gestation.

“Premature babies have their challenges, but they are all doing well. They breathe on their own and receive some oxygen. Most are in the feeding tube because they are so small, but they are doing well, they are really resilient,” Cizin said last week. “I think everyone wants to be happy and having these beautiful babies in the world makes you happy. They really are so cute and have their own little personalities.”

“It’s fantastic to be a NICU nurse and take care of all these babies; It is very gratifying to go to work and see them. Nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, respiratory team, and NICU employees work very well together, and really We have a great team here.” continuous.

In November, two triplet births in a row to Latina mothers surprised at a Queens hospital and they were all girls.

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