Portneuf Health Partners

December 27th, 2017

Welcome Baby New Year

As far as the first day of the years goes, it is a day for fresh starts and new beginnings. Of course, baby new year has become quite emblematic of New Year’s celebrations and history reveals that the original Baby New Year was born in Ancient Greece. As was customary of the time, the infant was displayed in a simple basket. However, by the late 19th century, the ever popular and beloved chubby, top hat, sash and diaper clad version of baby New Year as shared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1906 now is the symbol marking time’s passage.

While the world celebrates the first baby born in the New Year, we are fortunate to celebrate birthdays throughout the year. Each day, we are witness to the joy, anticipation and new beginnings for families in our community. In fact, Portneuf Medical Center celebrated the birth of 1,213 babies in 2016.

When you choose to deliver at Portneuf, mothers and babies are cared for by some of the most highly-trained labor and delivery nurses in the region. We have nurses who have over 20 years of experience and together they work with OB/Gyn, primary care physicians, mid-wives, and pediatric specialists to offer the most compassionate birthing experience for our neighbors and friends.

When you are expecting, you should expect a team who is ready to meet the unique challenges that occasionally occur during childbirth. Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is specifically designed to care for the tiniest of babies. Staffed with board-certified neonatologists, who are pediatricians who have completed additional years of training, as well as neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers and physical and speech therapists, you will rest easy knowing your baby is in caring, capable hands.

We, at Portneuf Women and Children Center, invite expecting parents to celebrate the birth of your child with us. Hospital Tours, Childbirth Classes and full-service care await expecting parents. In honor of the thousands of magical moments we shared in 2017, we are once again hosting our baby photo contest. Please visit Portneuf.org or our Facebook page for more information.