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Western Maine Health Welcomes First Baby of 2009

Danica Nicole Ferris could hardly wait for 2009, but she somehow did it.  She was born right on schedule - her schedule at 2:35 am on January 1, 2009. Danica was the first baby born at Stephens Memorial Hospital in the new year. 

Parents Katie Reed and Michael Ferris welcomed Danica with the help of Dr. Carolyn Costanzi; Amber Ferris was at the hospital eager to greet her new sister.  Danica joined the world at 8 lbs, 7 oz and 20 inches and is truly a bundle of joy. 

Reed & Ferris reside in Canton and say they have enjoyed the personalized, professional care offered by the staff and physicians of Western Maine Obstetrics & Gynecology (WM OB/GYN) as well as Stephens Memorial Hospital.  So the trip was well worth it!  This is Reed's first child, and she was happy with being able to get in quickly to WM OB/GYN for her first appointment, and to deliver in a warm, friendly atmosphere of the Birthplace.

As part of the celebration, Stephens Memorial Hospital presented baby Danica and family with a basket of welcome gifts donated by area businesses including: the Advertiser Democrat, Ari's Pizza, Bee Scrappy, Books N Things, Café Nomad, Curves, Flagship Cinemas, Hair and Company, Key Bank, Littlefield Greenhouses, LT's Inc., Main Street Furniture, Maine Made and More, Norway Savings Bank, Oxford Hannaford, PACE Paramedic Services, Perfect Stitch, Stephens Volunteer Services, Subway, Sun Journal, and Walmart. 

Happy New Year and Best Wishes Danica!

Part of Stephens Memorial Hospital, The Family Birthplace offers an integrated, family- approach to childbirth in a private, secure and comfortable setting. The caring staff works closely with expectant parents to create a memorable birthing experience, encouraging siblings and other family members to be involved in the process.  For more information please visit our website at or call 207-743-1562 x380.

Photo Caption: Michael Ferris, Katie Reed, holding baby Danica Nicole, and sister Amber Ferris enjoy their New Years Baby Basket from Stephens Memorial Hopsital, thanks to many generous donors.

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