Seven sets of triplets, 23 sets of twins keep Fort Worth NICU busy

The triplet baby boom is the most the NICU staff has seen in such a short amount of time.

FORT WORTH, Texas -- In just the first two months of 2018, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital has seen seven sets of triplets born with another 23 sets of twins also getting delivered.

The triplet baby boom is the most the NICU staff has seen in such a short amount of time. Last year, they cared for seven sets over the entire 365 days.

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Nick and Taylor Newberry arrive every afternoon to feed and bath their three girls.

"I just never even thought that'd be a possibility," Nick said when he learned they were expecting three.

The couple had suffered pregnancy setbacks twice before, but this time their fertility treatment obviously worked.

"The doctor said, 'I'm glad you're sitting down because y'all are having triplets. I looked at Nick and he looked white as a ghost," mom Taylor said on Tuesday.

The couple said they learned from nursing staff that they weren't the only ones getting a triple-dose of love.

Six other families also grew by three in just the past eight weeks, with another 23 pairs of twins being born.

Dr. Bannie Tabor, a high-risk obstetrician that helped many of the couples, said there doesn't seem to be one big factor that has caused the sudden spike.

"It might be a little bit of a fluke," he said. "But these can be high-risk pregnancies."

Right now, only two sets of triplets remain at the hospital.

The Newberry's hope to get their girls home in the coming days.

Nick isn't thrilled about assembling what will no doubt be a good-sized stroller.

"I'm not really excited about putting it together," he said with a laugh. "But we're so fortunate."