NVRH Welcomes First Baby of 2019
NVRH welcomed its first baby of the new year – Joshua Peter Foster – at 10:47 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2019. He is the fifth child of parents Joel and Jessica Foster of Lyndonville.
Anea LeLong, CNM, delivered the healthy baby boy, who was 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 8.5 ounces.
Each year, the hospital’s first baby of the year receives a basket of baby items to celebrate his or her birthday.
The Birth Center at NVRH is one of two Vermont hospitals designated as Baby-Friendly by the World Health Organization. In 2018, the space underwent a $2.4 million dollar renovation to enhance the birthing experience and to bring the process of labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum (LRDP) care all into the same room with new LDRP rooms. More than 200 babies were delivered at NVRH last year.