SALINAS, Calif. - Two sisters were in for quite a surprise this summer when they both delivered girls in the same day - in fact, the same hour.
Donnelle Laughlin, MD, was busy sprinting between the deliveries at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) in California as 31-year-old Corey Struve Talbott and 29-year-old Katie Struve Morgan gave birth on Aug. 10.
Katie and Tim Morgan’s baby girl, Indie, arrived at 1:28 p.m.
Corey and Travis Talbott’s baby girl, Ryatt, arrived at 1:42 p.m.
Corey had been waiting for the date she would receive a C-section delivery, but not on the day she arrived at the hospital to take photos of Katie’s delivery.
There was a surprise. Corey began going into labor.
It was quickly decided to go with the C-section, Corey said.
“Dr. Laughlin was just two minutes into the process of my delivery,” she said.
And then came another surprise.
“Dr. Laughlin was called to catch Katie’s baby. I could hear it. ‘Dr. Laughlin, go to room ten.’ She sprinted out of my room and down the hall," Corey said. “Katie had been in the hospital from the day before and had been in labor for 15 hours. Our families were all in the hospital waiting for Katie’s delivery.”
Travis was ready with the video camera to help capture the moment for Katie and Tim’s welcoming Indie into the world.
A YouTube video shows the hustle of doctors and nurses up and down the halls, excited with the happy, but busy moments.
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Follow Indie and Ryatt's journey on Instagram here.