It’s a boy! First New Year’s Baby at AAMC born at 1:34 AM

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) is proud to announce the first baby delivered in 2017. Mary and Ryan Metzbower, of Severn, Md.,

Jack Irving Metzbower

Jack Irving Metzbower

welcomed their baby boy, Jack Irving, at 1:34 am, weighing in at 8lbs. 5oz..

“We are so grateful to the staff here [at Anne Arundel Medical Center],” Mary said. “They were just so beyond wonderful. Everyone here over the holidays … they were just amazing.”

New Year Baby Facts:

-Anne Arundel Medical Center is the second busiest hospital in the state for number of births annually, with about 5,500 babies born each year.

-On average, 15 babies are delivered daily at AAMC.

-AAMC provides a celebratory gift basket to the first baby of the year.

-The hospital is designated with a Level III standing for obstetric and neonatal care. This designation by the Maryland Department of Health is reserved for hospitals that offer the highest degree of quality care for high-risk moms and high-risk newborns.

-The NICU is part of the hospital’s Rebecca M. Clatanoff Pavilion at the Medical Park campus, a comprehensive program providing top-level maternity and neonatal care. The 86-bed pavilion is home to all of AAMC’s birth services, including a state-of-the-art labor and delivery unit, mother/baby unit, and lactation services.

-AAMC offers birth and baby classes such as prenatal yoga, breastfeeding and a new postpartum depression support group.

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