Sean Lambert opened the floodgates at Northside Hospital-Forsyth.
Since Aug. 6, when the physician delivered Forsyth's first scheduled baby in more than 25 years, nearly 30 babies have been born at the hospital's new Women's Center.
"The numbers now are modest, compared to what we will be doing," Lambert said. "It's like the first breaks the ice, and now we're going to be doing a lot of work here."
The number of births at the women's center came as no surprise for Lambert. All scheduled births have been performed by Lambert, Siegel and Barrett of North Point OB/GYN.
"We're the only group that's really bringing business here at the moment," Lambert said. "So in a lot of respects, we knew what was in the pipeline."
While Lambert was honored to deliver Forsyth's first scheduled baby since 1983, he is more excited about the future.
The 103,000-square-foot facility is expected to deliver about 2,000 babies each year.
Lambert expects that more doctors will jump on board now that the center is opened, staffed by experienced professionals and filled with all equipment a doctor could need to deliver a baby.
"All of us at Northside Hospital-Forsyth are very excited about our new Women's Center and we have received many flattering compliments from our patients and visitors," said Melissa Sugg, manager of women's services.
"The number of deliveries that we've seen thus far has exceeded our expectations and we look forward to more and more babies."