Eva, Jenna & Maya: Premature Multiples

“We are forever grateful for what they’ve done for our family. We feel it’s a miracle."

– Jennifer, Mom

The Izzi family more than doubled in size when triplets Eva, Jenna and Maya were born several weeks early at Lankenau Hospital to first-time parents Jennifer and Michael. All three babies were healthy, weighing more than 3 lbs. at birth. About a week later, Maya was transferred from Lankenau to Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware when she developed necrotizing enterocolitis, a serious condition that can affect preemies.

Maya had a successful intestinal surgery but needed to spend several weeks recovering in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware. That meant Jennifer and Michael had to run back and forth between the two hospitals’ NICUs. Their doctors, nurses and social workers at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware recognized how exhausting the situation was for them. So the staff worked with the couple’s insurance company so that their other babies could be transferred to the NICU at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware so everyone could be together.