The first baby of 2018 arrives at the NHH!

Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) welcomed its first baby of the new year at 21:51 PM on Monday, January 1, 2018.

It is the first child for Kelsey Greenfield Smith and Dante Ough of Baltimore, Ontario. The baby—named Maiya—weighed in at 7 pounds and 6.8 ounces (3,370 grams).

“Thank you to the wonderful nurses who supported us through the delivery, especially Jenn Bevan, who was just fantastic,” said the happy couple. “A special thank you, too, to Dr Asiya Hameed.”

The Brahms lullaby was heard in the hallways of the hospital more than 500 times during the last fiscal year.

The lullaby is NHH’s traditional welcome for each baby born in the hospital’s busy Maternal/Child Care Unit.

There are six birthing suites, a dedicated operating room for caesarean sections and an experienced healthcare team.

More than 550 births are anticipated at the hospital in the present fiscal year due to an expanding partnership with local family physicians, and an increasing number of obstetrician-gynaecologists and midwives working at NHH.

from notes provided by NHH