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Doctor Delivers Woman's Baby 25 Years After He Delivered Her

A Texas OB-GYN recently gained viral attention after one of his patients revealed that not only did he deliver her newborn son last month, but he also delivered her 25 years earlier.

According to Good Morning America, when Lauren Cortez learned she was pregnant, she knew she wanted Dr. Bryan Cox of Methodist Hospital in San Antonio to help bring her baby into this world.

After all, he'd done a pretty good job of it the first time around.

On March 23, 1995, Dr. Cox safely delivered baby Lauren and sang "Happy Birthday" to her, a touching tradition he keeps with all his newborn patients.

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"The fact that he takes that little time to personalize the birth experience meant a lot to me," Lauren, now 25 and a speech pathologist, told GMA.

Another one of Dr. Cox's traditions includes presenting a special bunny onesie to women during their postpartum checkup, one which reads, "A Dr. Cox Collectible."

25 years later, Lauren still has hers.

For more than two decades, Cox has remained the physician for Lauren's mom, Isabel Luna, who only ever had positive things to say about her doctor.

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“My mom always spoke to me about how caring he was,” Lauren told TODAY Parents. “He builds a really strong connection with you where you feel like you’re just hanging out with a friend.”

Naturally, when she and her husband, Peter, learned they were having a baby, they knew just who they wanted to have deliver him.

The Cortez's son, Logan James, was born on July 26 via a scheduled C-section with Dr. Cox, and weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce.

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And, in keeping with tradition, the OB-GYN made sure to serenade the newborn with his very first "Happy Birthday" song, just as he had done with Logan's mother 25 years earlier.

“I came to find out later that he’s done this before," Lauren shared. "He’s delivered generations of families. I think that says a lot about him and how passionate he is about his job.”

The new mom shared the news of Logan's extra special birth on Twitter where her post quickly went viral.

As of writing, her tweet has more than 760,000 likes.

Some users took to the comment section to share their own glowing experiences with Dr. Cox, while others revealed they, too, had been delivered and had their children delivered by the same doctors.

For 63-year-old Cox, whose medical career spans more than three decades, the best part of his job is connecting with his patients.

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He admitted to TODAY Parents that he "chronically runs behind", because he gets so caught up chatting with parents and sharing videos and pictures. He also admitted that despite his lengthy career, he never gets tired of coming to work.

"It's one of the few fields where you get to just soak up happiness," he said. "Delivering Lauren's baby is just one example."

h/t: Good Morning America, TODAY Parent

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