Hospital makes history with help of twins

12:47 AM, Feb 24, 2013   |    comments
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  • Andres and Hendrick Farias made it four sets of twins at the neonatal intensive care unit. Photo courtesy: Saint Mary's Health Care
  • Twins Caleb and Jonathan Maat were born at Saint Mary's Health Care on February 10. Photo courtesy: Saint Mary's Health Care
  • Austin and Allison Pell made it three sets of twins at Saint Mary's neonatal intensive care unit. Photo courtesy: Saint Mary's Health Care
  • Jayde and Jaylene Schulte led the history-making pack of twins with their births on January 17. Photo courtesy: Saint Mary's Health Care
    

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-A Grand Rapids hospital recently made history with the help of eight newborns.

Jayde and Jaylene Schulte were the first to arrive at Saint Mary's neonatal intensive care unit, on January 17. Twin boys Caleb and Jonathan Maat joined them on February 10, followed by Austin and Alison Pell on the 13th, and Andres and Hendrick Farias on Valentine's Day.

A hospital spokeswoman says this is the first time the Saint Mary's neonatal intensive care unit has cared for four sets of twins at one time.

"[It's] pretty crazy. I can't believe there are so many twins in here," says new mother Erin Farias. "I don't know, there must be something in the water," she adds with a laugh.

The hospital says all of the twins are doing well. One set was discharged on February 21 and nurses hope to send another family home within the next couple of days.

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