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Des Moines hospital sets birth record in 2009

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- It appears Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines is the most popular place in the state to give birth.

For the fourth year in a row, Mercy has set the record for the greatest number of births at a single facility in Iowa.  Doctors welcomed 5,066 children into the world.  That's more than one hundred more than the record set in 2008.

The number includes 133 sets of twins, nine sets of triplets, and even a set of quadruplets.

Emma was the most common name given to a baby girl.  The most popular boys' name in 2009 is Jackson.

Online Reporter Colleen O'Shaughnessy

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