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Iredell Memorial Hospital Celebrates First Baby Born in 2022 | Iredell Health System

Iredell Memorial Hospital Celebrates First Baby Born in 2022 | Iredell Health System
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Iredell Memorial Hospital delivered her first baby of the New Year on January 2.

Mother Estella Martin and Father Donald Sifford, of Statesville, arrived at the Iredell Memorial late Saturday evening on January 1. Estella and Donald welcomed their daughter, Dania Serenity, into the world at 6:34 a.m. on Sunday. Estella and her beautiful baby daughter are healthy and doing well.

Dania was born 19.75 inches long, weighing 7 pounds, 8.8 ounces.

“It’s always a joy to welcome the first baby of the new year. It’s a tradition here at The Birth Place of Iredell Memorial, and we look forward to it every year, ”said Pam Speight, The Birth Place nurse.

Staff and family welcomed the first baby of the year to The Birth Place with a celebratory cake and balloons. The mother also received a basket full of gifts donated by Iredell Health System and local businesses.

Donations included:

  • A cake from Ingles of Sullivan Road in Statesville
  • A flower arrangement by Brookdale Florist
  • A stuffed animal, photo frame and balloons from the IMH pink tea room
  • A $ 50 Iredell Health System gift card
  • Mary Kay Moisturizing Lotion (Rhea lamb)
  • Baby blanket
  • A book
  • Baby outfits, clothes and socks
  • Nursing supplies

“All of Iredell’s doctors and nurses treated me very well and were very friendly and informative,” said Estella.

The birthplace of the Iredell Memorial is a state-of-the-art maternity hospital offering one-on-one nursing care and private, welcoming suites. Every mom receives benefits through the Pampered Pregnancy program, including discounts at local businesses and a personal pregnancy coach. Additionally, The Birth Places seeks to create a comforting atmosphere for patients with its interior design, comfortable furnishings for visitors, and large private bathroom.

Estella says she would definitely come back to Iredell if she were to have another child.

“I had a great experience here at Iredell. I always do, ”she said.

Pictured, left to right: Pam Speight, The Birth Place nurse; Sharon Paul, director of the birthplace; Estelle Martin, mother; Dania Serenity; and Donald Sifford, Sr.

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