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First Babies of 2023 Bring Joy

LVHN hospitals welcomed the first babies of 2023 starting in the wee hours of the morning Jan. 1 at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital

Shraddha Patel and Pavan Garala of Allentown weren’t expecting their first child to make an appearance until Jan. 4. They were pleasantly surprised when their daughter was the first baby born at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital on the campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest at 1:39 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2023. Mom and dad are still deciding on the name for their New Year’s baby who was born 5 lb., 15 oz. and 18.5 inches long.

At LVH–Schuylkill, baby Aurora Martinez was born at 3:50 a.m. on Jan. 2. She was 7 lb., 12oz. and 20.5 inches long. Parents Casey and Giovani and five-year-old brother Kaiden were excited to welcome the newest member of their family in the new year.

Jayden Miniel Quezada was born at LVH–Hazleton on Jan. 1 at 6:06 p.m. to proud parents Cynthia Quezada Diaz and Luis Miniel. He was born 8 lbs., 15 oz. and 21 inches.

The first baby of 2023 at LVH–Pocono arrived on Jan. 3 at 8:11 a.m. Everly Goodman was born to proud parents Samantha and Ronny Goodman. She also has a big sister, Daisy, who is 4-years-old. Everly was 10 lb., 3 oz. and 20.5 inches long.


Starting a family is one of the most life-changing decisions you’ll make. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we support healthy pregnancies by delivering leading-edge obstetrics care with a team that includes board-certified obstetricians, fellowship-trained maternal fetal medicine specialists and certified nurse midwives caring for you at Family Birth and Newborn Centers, for routine or high-risk pregnancies.

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