Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Broward General Medical Center Delivers Family’s Third Set of Twins
The Learning Channel Documents Family’s Experience
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, – Kathleen and Nick Hinrichsen of Miami recently welcomed their third set of twins at Broward General Medical Center.
“It is really uncommon,” said Kathleen. “When we found out we were having another set of twins it was a little surprising to us too.”
The Hinrichsen’s newest additions to their family, Summer Grace and Dylan Riley, who both weighed in at 5 pounds 5 ounces, join four older brothers: one set of twins who are seven years old and another set that are two and a half. “We are really excited to have a girl this time,” Kathleen said.
Although twins run in Kathleen’s family, the couple relied on fertility treatments to conceive their children.
“Everything at Broward General has been fantastic,” said Kathleen, who has delivered all six of her children at the facility. “We love the nurses and doctors; it’s almost like we’ve become friends.”
Dylan was admitted to the NICU after birth, while Summer was able to stay with Kathleen, who was 36 weeks and 2 days pregnant on delivery day. “I delivered my others at 34 weeks, and those two extra weeks made a big difference,” she said. “This is the first time I’ve been able to keep one of my babies in the room with me - they are usually in the NICU.”
Both babies are progressing well, and the family is hoping to be discharged together in a few days.
The Hinrichsen’s experience was documented by The Learning Channel (TLC) as part of their series A Baby Story. A Baby Story takes viewers on an intimate and emotional journey by profiling couples' experiences from the final weeks of pregnancy through the first weeks of a new life. The popular TV show ushers the viewer into the delivery room for a peek at the drama of labor and the sheer joy and relief of the unforgettable birth moment.
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