SANTA MARIA, CA – May 12, 2022 – The Birthing Center at Marian Regional Medical Center recently welcomed two sets of triplets to proud local parents. All six babies were born healthy and admitted to Marian’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for special care.
The first triplets – three girls - were born to Marian OB Unit Clerk Cristal Cabrera, who was grateful for the care she received from her work family. Rose Marie, Camila Rose, and Vickie Isabella were the third, fourth, and fifth children for Cabrera, who has three-year-old Juan and 13-year-old Catalina at home.
“I was shocked when I found out I was having three babies, and I feel so blessed” says Cristal. “It feels amazing to be their mom, and the level of care I have received was above and beyond what I expected. I am so eager to introduce the girls to my children, and they are equally excited to meet the triplets.”
Shortly after their birth, Santa Maria residents Estrella Flores and Luis Delamora were preparing for the birth of their three new babies – two girls and a boy. Already parents to four-year-old Dalary, the couple was also initially shocked to learn they would be having triplets; Camila, Diana, and Sebastian.
“I couldn’t believe it when they told me I was having three babies,” says new mom Estrella. “Now that they are here and doing well, I feel super excited to introduce them to my daughter, their big sister!”
Now a father of four, Luis was at work when his wife called him during her ultrasound to share that she was carrying not one, but three babies. “I was shocked and thought she was kidding,” says Luis. “After I was able to compose myself and safely get down from the very tall ladder that I was on, I was excited to experience something not many get to.”
Moms and babies are all healthy and enjoying time with their new bundles of joy, who are all expected to be released from the hospital in the coming days.
About Marian Regional Medical Center
Marian Regional Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, 191-bed medical center located in Santa Maria, California. The modern facility is home to a broad array of services including a level III trauma center, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a nationally recognized cardiac care center, and boasts the Central Coast’s only Comprehensive Community Cancer Program as recognized by the Commission on Cancer. Marian has been recognized for quality and patient safety and named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades®.
Marian Regional Medical Center together with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, comprise Dignity Health Central Coast, a network of hospitals, physicians, and outpatient services including physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers, and a full service home health agency. Learn more at dignityhealth.org/marianregional.