From a Family of Four to Seven: One Dad’s Piece of Advice to Parents

Monday, July 22, 2019

picture of triplets born at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

Being a parent is both a gift and a blessing. This Parents’ Day, we wanted to share a heartwarming story about two parents who recently welcomed triplets into the world. 

Chris and Carah Hollins were already a family of four. They then quickly became a family of seven when Crew, Cade and Cambrie arrived in May. However, their birth wasn’t as easy as hoped. 

All three babies spent three weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. This is a department where little ones who are born prematurely or at term gestation with special needs are brought for intensive treatment. 

Chris remarked that the nurses and staff were so helpful during these challenging days. They spent time explaining in-depth details of their newborns’ care to ensure he and his wife were as informed as possible. The Hollins chose to have their babies at Memorial Regional Medical Center because it is close to their home in Hanover County. Overall, they had a great experience bringing their three Bon Secours babies into the world.

The triplets are now happily adjusting to life at home and have already fallen in line with mom’s schedule as they celebrate their two-month milestone! Chris says he has learned a lot more patience as a father to five children ages five and under. 

He advises all parents to, “Enjoy your time with your kids. They grow up fast.” 

We wish all the best to the Hollins family as they continue to transition from life as a family of four to seven: Chris, Carah, Colton, Cannan, Crew, Cade and Cambrie!

As a medical center, we are proud to serve the greater Mechanicsville region and beyond. For more information about the services available during labor and delivery, visit our Women’s Services page.