Queens’ second set of triplets born this year are finally home after spending a few weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica.
Navdeep Kaur was scheduled for Caesarian delivery on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and all of the preparations for the triplets to be delivered at 34 weeks, which is considered full term for triplets. However, it was clear that the babies had their own plans when Kaur went into labor the night before her scheduled delivery date.
Kaur was rushed in for an emergency C-section and the Kaur triplets were born at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens on Jan. 15. The first girl, Anayapreet Kaur, was born at 9:26 p.m., weighing 3 pounds, 11 ounces. The second, Hargunpreet Kaur, followed at 9:27 p.m., weighing 3 pounds, 6 ounces. The third girl, Parulpreet Kaur, was born at 9:28 p.m. weighing the most at 4 pounds.
Each baby suffered from mild respiratory distress and needed neonatal care. After spending several weeks in the NICU, Parulpreet was discharged on Jan. 31, and Anayapreet and Hargunpreet were discharged on Feb. 8. The girls are now all happy and at home in Valley Stream with Kaur and their father, Manjinder Singh.
In 2014, NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens was the first hospital in the borough to receive the World Health Organization’s designation as a “Baby-Friendly” hospital, which was the result of 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 Chris Roker, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens. “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 team that delivered the triplets included OB physicians Tatiana Viloria, MD, Attending Physician, Anubha Arora, MD, Resident Physician, and Amal Aldurra, MD, Resident Physician; Labor & Delivery nurses Sherlin Abraham, RN, and Ramona McKenzie, AHN; and Neonatology team members Jacob Go, MD, Vivian Lata, NP, and Mary Grace Peralta, RN.
Kaur had received her prenatal care at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens and expressed her gratitude for the treatment she received throughout her pregnancy, during and after the delivery as well as the care her daughters received in the NICU.
“Over the past several years, our medical team has delivered multiple sets of triplets, so we are well-versed in how to achieve the best possible outcomes when faced with challenging circumstances,” said Aleksandr Fuks, MD, Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens.