Record number of twins delivered at Hudson Valley Hospital Center
Dec 5, 2014
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Hudson Valley Hospital Center broke its own record this week, delivering three sets of twins in 24 hours and four sets in a week.
Sabrina Nitkowski-Keever, director of Maternal Child Health at HVHC, said the Hospital has never in recent memory delivered so many twins in such a short period.
“Our NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit) is filled with babies this week,’’ she said. “We do not recall so many sets of twins being born within 24 hours. It’s really a very joyous and unusual occurrence.’’
Couples with more complex deliveries often choose Hudson Valley Hospital Center because of its low c-section rate and personalized service. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is the only hospital in the region to be certified “Baby Friendly” by Baby Friendly USA and the World Health Organization for superior maternity care and breastfeeding support.
Delivering at the hospital were, Leeah and Brodie Hoyer of West Point. Leeah had a natural birth, delivering twin boys Viggo and Cormac, who were born 9 minutes apart. Weighing in at 6 lbs., 6 ozs., Viggo was born first on Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. and Cormac at 2:24 p.m. The couple, who originally hail from Colorado, are now stationed at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where they met as cadets. Brodie, an Army major, is now teaching at West Point and Leeah has left the U.S. Army. The couple have a 2-year-old daughter, Lorna.
“We had a great experience here,’’ said Leeah. “We are so fortunate I was able to deliver naturally.” The babies were delivered by midwife Joanne Mazio.
Also delivering twins early the next morning were, Jacqueline and Kieran Millar of Cortlandt Manor. Jacqueline, an accountant with Andersen Tax, gave birth to twin girls Avery and Savanah on Wednesday morning. Avery was born at 8:06 a.m. and her sister Savanah at 8:07 a.m. Avery weighed in at 5 lbs., 15 ozs. and Savanah at 4 lbs., 10 ozs. Jacqueline said that she was happy to have her mother Cheryl Gilmore on hand to help with the twins. Her husband Kieran, a mason, had to return to the job. The twins are the couple’s first children. The Millar babies were delivered by Drs. Denise Rinato and Megan Pierce.
“As a first time mom, it’s a little unnerving,’’ said Jacqueline, who delivered the twins by Caesarean section.
The third couple delivering twins on Wednesday were Marie Giron and Herbert Martinez, a landscaper, of Cortlandt Manor. Marie gave birth to Dulce Maria at 11:17 a.m. Wednesday and her sister Luisa Guadalupe just a minute later. The babies are doing well in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit. The couple, originally from Guatemala, has two other children, Daisy 6 and Flavio, 4. Their twins were delivered by Dr. Jyothi Parapurrath.
Also in the NICU with their mom were twin sisters, Amanda and Emma. Their mom, Stephanie Cangialosi, who works for an equine veterinarian, gave birth last week on November 26. She and her husband, Stephen, who is in finance and works for JP Morgan, live in Peekskill. Emma weighed in at 4 lbs., 9ozs. and Amanda at 4 lbs., 8 ozs. The babies were delivered by Dr. Denise Rinato.