Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year, born on January 2.
At 1:53 p.m., Carrie Hall, certified nurse midwife, delivered Brody Dewight Adams. He weighed 6 pounds, 12.2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Parents are Brent and Morgan Adams of Whitesburg. Brody also has two big sisters, Neveah and Brenleigh.
When asked why she chose the name Brody Dewight, Morgan Adams said, “I just liked Brody, but Dewight is after Brody’s maternal grandfather. I was so nervous about delivering this baby, but it was an amazing experience. I am very blessed, and Carrie and the nursing staff have been wonderful.”
As the first baby born at Whitesburg ARH in 2016, the hospital gave Brody and his family a large, baby bathtub full of items every baby needs including a baby monitor.
Whitesburg ARH Hospital offers private labordelivery recovery rooms with private baths. Once the baby is born, the hospital offers rooming for parents and baby to enhance newborn teaching. A special nurse is available and dedicated to the service 24 hours a day.
In 2015, 435 babies were delivered at Whitesburg ARH Hospital.