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Women’s center marks milestones
Events include triplets, sisters, 1,000th baby
Sisters babies
Sisters Christen Stettler and Sabrina Caraway had babies on April 16 at the Women’s Center at Northside Hospital-Forsyth. - photo by Submitted
The Women’s Center at Northside Hospital-Forsyth has celebrated three milestones in recent weeks.

The center welcomed its thousandth baby on Saturday, two days after two sisters had babies on the same day.

In late March, the center welcomed its first set of triplets, born to Catherine and Chris Ford of Forsyth County.

“I was so surprised,” said Catherine Ford, noting that the triplets were “spontaneous,” or occurring naturally without the use of fertility drugs.

“There’s no multiples in my family,” she said. “There’s no multiples in my husband’s family. The odds are just tremendous.”

Brianna, Mikayla and Tristan Ford were born March 31. Ford said she was in a state of disbelief when a nurse told her the news eight weeks into her pregnancy.

“I just didn’t believe it,” she said. “I was amazed and excited.”

One or more of Ford’s triplets may be coming home this weekend.

Two sisters recently had an exciting day at the local hospital as well. Christen Stettler of Cumming and Sabrina Caraway of Lawrenceville each gave birth April 16.

In a statement released by the hospital, Caraway said the women thought pregnancy would be “a fun thing to get to share.”

“We’re best friends and we thought it would be fun to be pregnant at the same time,” said Caraway, who discovered she was expecting three days before her sister.

Stettler told hospital officials the same-day deliveries were planned well ahead of time.

“It’s like a big party,” Stettler said. “All our family had already planned to be here for my delivery. Now, nobody has to do this again next weekend.”

Stettler and her husband, Joel, welcomed Josslyn Kate Stettler on the morning of April 16.

Caraway and her husband, Chris, celebrated the arrival of a son, Jacob Samuel Alexander Caraway, early that afternoon.

On April 18, the Women’s Center heralded its thousandth baby as Giuliana Enriquez of Roswell gave birth to Sofia Lynn Suzuki.

Enriquez said in a statement that she and the baby’s father, Hideaki Suzuki, were “very proud,” adding that “life is good.”

The hospital gave the parents several gifts, including gift cards and balloons. The hospital’s auxiliary presented them with a gift basket.

Melissa Sugg, women’s services manager, said the recent events held importance for the center, which opened in August.

“Our patient volumes are growing so much faster than we anticipated, and we are very excited about this milestone,” Sugg said.

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