British Columbia’s first baby of 2021 was delivered at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre at 12:21 a.m. on Jan. 1.
Parents Catherine Harrison and Darcy Doberstein say the baby girl weighed in at 7 lbs 4 oz. She has yet to be named, though mother and baby are both doing well.
The baby was expected on Christmas Day, but managed to hold out until the New Year and arrived via an unplanned C-section after about 24 hours of labour.
"We think she was riding 2020 out like the rest of us and waiting for 2021," Catherine told the Vancouver Sun newspaper, calling the help she received at the hospital “amazing.”
Congratulations to the family and all the best for 2021!
BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre specializes in maternity care and delivers approximately 7,000 babies each year. It is one of the largest maternity care centres in Canada.