This year's first Christmas baby at the August Family Birth Place was born at 3:09 a.m. The last baby on December 25 was delivered at 11:21 p.m. It was a very busy 24 hours, as eight babies were born at Unity Hospital on Christmas Day. However, it was not the most deliveries in a 24-hour period according to Kelly Bowen, nursing director of the August Family Birth Place.
Jamesine Williams, M.D. delivered the first two babies of Christmas, and Sareena Fazili, M.D. delivered the remaining six. The weights ranged between 6 pounds, 7 ounces and 7 pounds, 15 ounces.
"To have this many babies on Christmas was very special - for us and the families," said Bowen. "The deliveries certainly kept our staff busy, but what a wonderful way for them to spend Christmas watching the miracle of birth."
Staff of the August Family Birth Place is anticipating perhaps the "biggest" holiday for births - New Year’s. Rochester's first baby of 2007was born at the August Family Birth Place.
About Unity Hospital:
Unity Hospital is an affiliate of Unity Health System, where you'll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best health care experience. We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary's Campus in Rochester. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Chemical Dependency and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation plus our area's most comprehensive range of services for older adults. ACM Medical Laboratory is the world's fifth largest provider of clincal trials testing with locations in western New York, York, England and lab partners across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our 98% overall patient satisfaction rating.