Oh Boy! Two Sets of Twins born at DCH


(Washington, IN) — The Labor and Delivery Unit at Daviess Community Hospital has been busier than usual this week as two sets of twins were born less than 24 hours apart.  

“We have a calendar of due dates for the mothers who plan to deliver here,” said OB Director Shawna O’Kelley Brinson.  “Both sets of twins were due in January, but we know that they typically are born early and our staff was ready to help these moms bring their babies into the world.”  

Jerome and Janice Graber from Odon were the first to greet their twins on December 27th.  Kenton Shane was born first weighing 4 lbs, 6 ½ oz.  He was quickly followed by Kaden Seth who weighed 5 lbs, 9 oz.  Both boys are doing very well and were able to go home with their parents a few days after delivery.  Even though twins run in the family, the Grabers did not tell anyone but the grandmothers that they were expecting twins.  “We just wanted to surprise everybody with the news,” said Jerome.

Reggie and Monica Graber from Loogootee soon followed with the delivery of their boys on December 28th.  Wyatt Matthew came first weighing in at 5 lbs 7 oz with brother Weston right behind him weighing 5 lbs 5 oz.  

Dr. Jonathan Frances from Heartland OB/GYN delivered both sets of twins.  “Dr. Dennis Atienza was my doctor but was out of town when we had the boys,” said Monica Graber.  “Dr. Frances did a great job and Dr. Atienza came in the next day to see how we were doing.”

Monica’s family friend, Marietta Wagler, is a nurse on the OB Unit at DCH.  “She told us how wonderful the staff and doctors were at DCH,” remarked Monica.  “We have been very pleased with our care and everyone we met.”

To learn more about Daviess Community Hospital’s Women’s Health Center, go to www.dchosp.org or call 812-254-8880.

Pictured: Kenton Shane and Kayden Seth Graber

Pictured: Reggie and Monica Graber with sons Wyatt and Weston

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