Sioux Falls Avera Sets Record For Daily Baby Deliveries
On an average day, Dr. Catherine Brockmeier and her team of Nurses and assistants might deliver around 6 babies. Last Thursday, April 16 they more than doubled that number of deliveries.
In a 24 hour period, they brought a record-setting 16 little bundles of joy into the world. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader quoted Dr. Catherine Brockmeier as saying: "It was definitely a crazy day. " Brockmeier said. I felt exhausted. Occasionally I get to sleep a little bit on a shift. I didn’t sleep at all that night.
That day was particularly special. It never gets old, delivering babies. Despite what’s going on in the world, it’s still an incredible time. I want them to be thrilled and happy. Stay positive. Rely on family and friends. It's such a momentous occasion to celebrate."
Congratulations to all those new mommies and daddies! And to all those wonderful new babies...welcome to South Dakota!
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