WAFB film set to airĀ on local triplets’ births

“Miracle Multiples,” a locally filmed documentary about the births of three sets of triplets at Woman’s Hospital, will air at 10:35 p.m. Sunday on WAFB, Channel 9 (cable Channel 7).

Woman’s Hospital followed three local women from their last trimester to the babies’ births to one year later, according to a news release from the hospital.

The women delivered within three weeks of each other. Film crews were given access into the families’ lives during the women’s final trimesters, including accompanying them on doctor visits and shopping trips, as well as in their homes.

The babies were delivered via Ceasarean section, the recommended delivery of triplets by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, according to Woman’s.

“Along with the preparations, excitement and nervousness that women undergo during their last trimester, this film also provides a glimpse into the not-so-common world of a triplet family, and the level of care that Woman’s offers in managing difficult pregnancies,” said Teri Fontenot, president and chief executive officer of Woman’s Hospital.

The 90-minute film is designed to educate moms-to-be of multiple babies about the importance of prenatal care, the risks and planning required and the joys of a multiple birth.

The story will be available to view in segments, on http://www.womans.org, beginning Friday, and will be rebroadcast on WBXH, Channel 39 (cable Channel 16) at 7 p.m. Feb. 2.