Mini baby boom keeps hospital OB staff busy
A mini baby boom has been taking place at the Douglas County Hospital (DCH) in the past few days.
On July 18, the hospital's Birth Place was "overflowing with new babies," said Eddie Reif, DCH director of community relations and development.
There were 14 babies delivered to 12 mothers and a C-section was scheduled later that day.
"This is not a record for us but it is certainly very unusual for our numbers to be this high," Reif said. "Our OB staff has been doing an outstanding job working tirelessly over the past week getting prepared for this influx."
Reif added that the hospital knew that June and July were going to be busy but it is always a "waiting game" because some mothers deliver early while others go late.
For Reif, personally, the waiting ended this past Monday. He and his wife, Sarah, contributed to the baby boom by becoming the proud parents of a new daughter, Hazel Diane Reif. She was born at the hospital weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long.