NVRH Welcomes First Baby of 2020
NVRH welcomed its first baby of the new year – Raelynn Lea Chase – at 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2020. She is the first child of Amanda Chase of Lyndonville.
Kathleen Mulkern, Certified Nurse Midwife delivered the healthy baby girl, who was just over 17 inches long and 6 pounds, 13 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.