The first baby of 2023 has been born at Kaweah Health Medical Center.
Elias Perez was born at 1:01 a.m., the first baby to be delivered in 2023 at Kaweah Health in Visalia. Elias was born Ana Perez Arreola of Visalia and measured 6.5 lbs and 20.47 inches long. Elias was one of six babies delivered at Kaweah Health Medical Center on Jan. 1 at 1:42 p.m.
The first baby girl to be born at Kaweah Health in 2023 will be Braelynn Tate Nicholson. Braelynn was born at 6:37 a.m. to Madelynn and Bradley Nicholson of Porterville, weighing 8 pounds 10 ounces and measuring 20.25 inches.
Kaweah Health’s Home Birth Center provides maternal and child health services. It provides the community with a 21-bed labor and delivery unit, a 42-bed postpartum unit, the largest labor/delivery delivery area in Tulare County, staffed by anesthesiologists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists for high-risk deliveries and newborns The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is staffed by physicians from the Valley Children’s Medical Group. Kaweah Health’s NICU is a California Children’s Services designated community that provides care for infants as early as 26 weeks’ gestation and has a neonatologist and pediatric resident on-site 24/7.
Sierra View Medical Center Welcomes New Year, New Life
If you’re celebrating your first baby in 2023 on the fourth floor of Sierra View Medical Center, the New Year’s rings will be a little sweeter. Dulce Roman Jaimes is the proud mother of our 2023 New Year’s Baby, Bonifacio Tellez Roman.
The facility’s first baby of 2023 was delivered today at 12:10 a.m. with the help of Kim Estrada, RN, RN, Division of Maternal and Child Health, SVMC. Baby Bonifacio weighs 7 lbs 5 oz and measures 20.5 inches long. The baby boy was born early, with an expected date of January 4, 2023.
Bonifacio is the younger brother of Dulce’s two-year-old eldest son, Gabriel. Uncle Victor Hugo Roman James explains how exciting the arrival of baby Bonifaso is. After getting the call early this morning, Victor rushed to the hospital to meet baby Bonifacio, amazed at his early arrival into the world but grateful to start the new year with him.
The hospital gifted the family a New Years baby hamper filled with newborn swaddles, reversible burp cloths, nursing covers, baby nail care kit, SVMC first aid kit, and a little something for the family: SVMC mugs , lip balm, hand sanitizer and Band-Aids.
At SVMC Birth Center, the birth of a first baby this year is always exciting and a tradition to celebrate with our community. After celebrating New Year’s Day, Baby Bonifacio’s family was delighted to bring home their healthy and happy baby boy and introduce him to his eagerly awaiting family.