Sanna Lisa arrived just in time to become the first baby born in Long Beach at the Cherese Mari Laulhere BirthCare Center at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach in 2022. Coming into the world at 9 lbs 11 oz at 11;15 a.m. she is the first child of Brian and Aubrey.
“We were so ready to meet her as we were two weeks past her due date,” said mom, Aubrey Schreck Ellis. “What made her delivery even more special is Brian and I met on New Year’s Eve and now this holiday will be even that much more special having spent this New Year’s Eve in labor and delivering her on New Year’s Day.”
In celebration of having the hospital’s first baby of the year, Brian and Aubrey received a special “First Baby Basket” — stuffed with onesies, booties, newborn clothing, receiving blankets, diapers and gifts for the new parents — from the care team at Miller Children’s & Women’s.
Whether a pregnancy is routine or high-risk, the Cherese Mari Laulhere BirthCare Center at Miller Children’s & Women’s has experts to care for mom and baby under the same roof. Unique for a hospital, maternal-fetal medicine specialists and neonatologists are on-site 24/7, so if a delivery isn’t routine, the baby is moved just down the hall to the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to receive specialized care.
Including the largest Small Baby Center in the region that cares for babies less than 2 lbs. and recently launched Extremely Low Birth Weight Program, the NICU exclusively serves the needs of incredibly premature newborns, should the need arise.
With exceptional programs, expert care teams and high-quality care, nearly 6,000 families trust Miller Children’s & Women’s to safely deliver their babies every year.
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