(WILMINGTON, N.C.) – Some newborns have made quite the entrance into the world, arriving in the middle of a hurricane.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C. reported Saturday that 12 babies were delivered during Hurricane Irene’s fury.
Among the “hurricane babies,” the name “Irene” is being considered as a middle name.
Eight pregnant women were reported to be awaiting delivery, according to the hospital’s public affairs department.
The hospital typically delivers 4,000 newborns a year, but estimates that the recent 12 deliveries in that short time period is about 30 percent higher than usual.
The hospital is currently on lockdown so no visitors are allowed in.
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