Manjinder Singh went to the hospital with his partner Navdeep Kaur so that they could prepare for a scheduled Caesarian on Jan. 16, for a trio of girls, but the triplets decided to come a day early, according to hospital spokesman Cleon Edwards.
The triplets were born in Jamaica on Jan. 15 and were recently released from the NYC Health + Hospitals clinic located at 82-68 164th St. earlier this month.
Despite the girls coming a day early the hospital Obstetrics and Neonatology teams were ready with additional staff and specialized equipment for an emergency C-section for Kaur.
The first out of the gate at 9:26 p.m. weighing 3 pounds and 11 ounces was Anayapreet Kaur.
The second baby born was Hargunpreet Kaur at 9:27 p.m. She weighed 3 pounds and 6 ounces.
Parulpreet Kaur was born at 9:28 p.m. and weighed the most at 4 pounds.
The babies were born within 34 weeks, which is considered full term for triplets, and they were admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for mild respiratory distress.
Parulpeet was discharged from the hospital on Jan. 31 and Anayapreet and Hargunpreet were discharged on Feb. 8, and all three are now able to breathe room air on their own now.
Obstetrics physicians Tatiana Viloria, Anubha Arora, and Amal Aldurra delivered the girls.
Labor and delivery nurses Sherlin Abraham, Ramona McKenzie, as well as Neonatology team members Jacob Go, Vivian Lata and Mary Grace Peralta also helped with the baby girls.
In 2014, NYC Health + Hospitals was the first hospital in Queens to receive the World Health Organization’s “Baby Friendly” designation after an intensive three-year collaborative process to support new mothers in breastfeeding newborns.
“NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens is proud to be a community hospital where young families can count on having a healthy start in life,” said hospital CEO Chris Roker. “Our birthing center provides a warm and vibrant atmosphere where new moms can look forward to a promising experience for themselves and their babies under the expert guidance of our Labor & Delivery team of professionals.”
The parents are happy at home in Valley Stream with the new additions to their family.
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