October 05, 2021
Plano – Two North Texas sisters, Mallory Garza and Chrystal Findley, share more than the special bond that comes with being sisters thanks to two special deliveries at Medical City Plano. Their newborn baby boys share the same birthday after they were both delivered just hours apart on October 4. The family coincidences do not end with the double delivery.
Neither Mallory or Chrystal knew the other was pregnant until they ran into each other by chance in the lobby of their shared obstetrician, Arlene Jacob, MD. It was so early in their pregnancies that neither one had shared their good news with each other or their families.
“I was sitting there when I heard my sister’s voice. I looked around and there she was,” says Mallory Garza. “We were both shocked. I was like…what are you doing here? And, she was like….’what are you doing here?’ And, we both started laughing. Everyone else in the waiting room quickly figured out what was going on and started laughing with us.”
The sisters soon discovered that they were both having boys and shared the same due date, October 8, which is Mallory’s birthday. They both required C-section deliveries and scheduled them on the same day.
“We deliberately chose to have them born on the same day,” says Chrystal. “We thought it would be fun for these cousins to share the same birthday. They are birthday twins.”
“This is the first time I have ever delivered babies to sisters on the same day,” says Arlene Jacobs, MD, who also delivered five of the sisters’ other six children. “I am fortunate to have known this family since I began caring for their mother in 1990, when I delivered Mallory and her younger sister. It is such a privilege to deliver these sweet baby boy cousins with the same due date to these very special parents. A personal bonus is that my daughter, Adriene Feltman, MD, assisted me with both deliveries. This is a perfect example of how we truly do care like family at Medical City Plano.”
For the past 3 years, DFW Child readers have voted Medical City Plano as the “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Collin County. To learn more about maternity services at Medical City Plano: medicalcityplano.com/womens.