Twin Birth Rates On the Rise in Central Texas
Something is in the water in Central Texas. 8 Sets of twins have been delivered at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest since January.
KCEN reports shared data from the CDC reporting that twin births have actually been on a decline between 2014 and 2018, dropping by 4% each year.
Despite twin birth rates being on a decline overall, something is going on a little different here in Central Texas.
I can't even imagine having a doctor say, "You're going to have twins", especially during the time we're in right now with COVID-19. Over the past three months, 8 moms here in Central Texas have heard those words.
A lot of families are struggling right now, and having to take care of one kid is a lot - having brand new twin babies would definitely be tough.
One mom, Alondra Rodriguez, tells KCEN's Cierra Shipley, "Raising babies in a pandemic is even harder." She's already a mom to 4 girls and welcomed home Dariela and Daliana Mendez at the end of March.
All 8 sets of twins are home safe and healthy now.