Newborn Arrives 3 Weeks Early to Become LB’s First Baby of 2015

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The BirthCare Center at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach joined proud parents Kelly and Matthew in welcoming their new baby girl, and first delivered baby of 2015 in Long Beach, Finley.

The BirthCare Center at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach joined proud parents Kelly and Matthew in welcoming their new baby girl, and first delivered baby of 2015 in Long Beach, Finley.

Finley arrived three weeks before her due date, just in time to become the first baby born in Long Beach in 2015 at the BirthCare Center at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. Coming into the world at 1:32 a.m., she is the second child of Long Beach residents Kelly and Matthew.

“We planned on having a quiet night at home,” says Kelly. “We are very happy that she is a very healthy baby girl and we cannot wait to bring her home to meet her sister.”

In celebration of having the city’s first baby of the year, Kelly and Matthew received a special “First Baby Basket” — stuffed with onesies, booties and newborn clothing, receiving blankets, diapers and gifts for the new parents — from the care team at
Miller Children’s.

The BirthCare Center at Miller Children’s offers compassionate quality health care for expectant mothers. The Center offers a comprehensive program of research, treatment, educational resources, family classes and individual and family support programs. It also has spacious state-of-the-art private birthing suites and postpartum unit.

The Center offers a Perinatal Special Care Unit with a leading high-risk perinatal program providing constant monitoring of mother and baby, while the baby grows as much as possible in the stable environment of the womb. The high-risk program is designed to ensure a safe delivery and smooth transition to the level III (tertiary) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – keeping mom and baby together under one roof. With exceptional programs, expert care teams and high-quality care, nearly 6,000 families trust the BirthCare Center at Miller Children’s to safely deliver their babies every year.

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