Posts made in November, 2012

Babies Tip the Scales as Weightiest Triplets

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 | 1 comment

SACRAMENTO — One of the goals of the groundbreaking Moms of Multiples Center at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is to have mothers who are expecting twins, triplets or quadruplets carry their babies for as long as possible in order to have the healthiest infants possible. A week ago, one MOMs Center mother carried her triplets for 37 weeks and delivered 20 pounds of baby.

The 20-pound Deen triplets, born in November 2012, broke the Guinness world record for heaviest triplets.

Brittany and Jason Deen’s triplets were naturally conceived – that is a 1 in 8,000 occurrence. But, with the help of the MOMs Center and having a complication-free pregnancy, Brittany was able to carry the babies almost full-term, a rarity with multiples, and gave birth to the three big boys at Sutter Memorial Hospital on Nov. 8 – that makes them one of a kind.

Triplet boys Jenson (5 lbs., 5 oz.), Elliott (7 pounds, 3 oz.) and Sidney (7 pounds, 8 oz.) apparently beat the Guinness World Record as the heaviest triplets in the world with a combined weight of 20 pounds at birth. According to Guinness, the current record is 18 lbs., 11 oz., set last year in Raleigh, N.C.

Visit www.guinnessworldrecords.comfor more information about the existing record in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Visit www.checksutterfirst.org for more information on the Sutter Moms of Multiples (MOMs) Center and the services it provides.
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