New Year's Bundle Of Joy

A joyful family welcomes a new baby.
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Manchester, KY On Monday, January 2nd at 1:35pm, the Obstetrics Unit at Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) delivered its first New Years Baby, and for the fourth year in a row it was a boy. Tucker Wayne Baker was born 20.5 inches long and weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces to his mother, Samantha Barnes, and father Arnold Dwayne Baker. In honor of the first birth of the New Year, the hospital was pleased to provide the parents with a gift package that included a car seat, a stroller, a playpen and many other essential items like diapers, wipes, outfits, drying mat, blankets etc. worth $500.

When I first discovered I would be delivering Tucker in Manchester, I was extremely skeptical. But the very first night I was there, I knew I had made the right decision traveling from Hazard; the nurses were AMAZING and not just 1 or 2 of them, but every single nurse they had on staff was the definition of a dedicated worker, from checking on me and Tucker every 20 minutes, to making sure that Wayne was also just as comfortable, said the jubilant mother, Samantha. If I have another baby, there will be no doubt of where I deliver. Not only were the nurses spectacular but also everyone from my anesthesiologist to my doctor and the whole hospital in general. I can never express enough our appreciation, and if anybody ever needs a recommendation as to where to go for an amazing delivery experience, Manchester Memorial Hospital is the place.

If I ever have another baby there will be no doubt about where I deliver, (Which after the 2 labors I've had I highly doubt that will happen) Not only the nurses where spectacular but everyone from the anesthesiologist for my epidural and the anesthesiologist from my spinal tap, My doctor of course, just everyone at the hospital In general; But on top of the staff being amazing, where Mr. Tucker Wayne was the baby of the New Year 2017 he got over $500 worth of goodies! I can never express enough our appreciation, but if anyone ever needs needs a recommendation as to where to go for a amazing delivery experience, Manchester Memorial is the place.

Manchester Memorial Hospital is committed to helping families have the best experience possible when delivering their newest member. In that regard, parents are provided with the opportunity to attend childbirth classes throughout their pregnancy. By attending the classes and delivering at MMH, families participating in the classes receive a new car seat and a keepsake plate, along with several other gifts.

The Hospitals Obstetrics Unit also provides massage therapy to mothers upon admission. Professional photography for new babies is available, as well as a trained lactation consultant on staff. With our well trained staff and experienced nurses, childbirth educators and lactation consultants, we seek to provide a family-centered delivery in a safe, comfortable environment, said Erika Skula, CEO.

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