In May 2013, a team of OB/GYN and Neonatal specialists delivered the gift of three lives to proud parents Norma Rodriguez and Raul Velazquez. The delivery was done by caesarean section and successfully performed at BronxCare. Triplets, Nylah weighing 4 pounds, 13 ounces; Nilani, weighing 4 pounds, 4 ounces; and Nyellie, weighing 4 pounds, 13 ounces, were born prematurely in excellent condition at 34 weeks into the pregnancy. "Triplets are a rare condition that occurs in 1 in 8,000 births and requires extensive prenatal and postnatal care," stated Dr. Mikhail, Chairman, OB/GYN.
Following the delivery, the baby girls were taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for further observation. Now each of them are thriving. "We thank BronxCare from the bottom of our hearts for bringing our three beautiful baby girls into the world," stated Mr. Velazquez.
Throughout her pregnancy, Ms. Heredia often consulted her obstetrician during routine check-ups. She also received expert advice from BronxCare's Midwives during her 10-week prenatal care program. This program included classroom sessions on practicing health-promoting behaviors during her pregnancy. Ms. Heredia took care to follow the staff's advice and was monitored regularly by BronxCare's pregnancy experts, with the end result a normal delivery, and a healthy and happy 5 lbs. 6 oz. baby girl.
"The staff that took care of me at BronxCare were terrific. They attended to my every need and most importantly, they brought my baby girl into this world with tender, love, and care."
—Serfa Gomez de Heredia