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Juan F. Luis Hospital Delivers First Baby of 2019 In St. Croix On Wednesday

CHRISTIANSTED — The Juan F. Luis Hospital delivered St. Croix’s first baby of the year in Estate Diamond on Wednesday.

Mathias Hector Wheelock arrived at about 7:55 a.m., weighing seven pounds, 3.2 ounces and measuring 52 centimeters in length (20.5 inches).

Mother Aida Marrero, and baby are doing well. We thank Postpartum, Labor & Delivery, Mother Baby Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for a successful delivery and care of mother and baby.

JFL’s Acting CEO Dyma Williams presented the mother and baby with gifts today, including a Travel System (car seat and stroller) and gift bag with assorted baby items on behalf of the JFL administration and staff.

The gifts included a Diaper Cake from the JFL Women and Children’s Unit, a gift bag from Chey’s Baby Store and a gold hook bracelet from Luv Kids/Perfection Jewelry Store.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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