DCMH Welcomes Delaware County’s First Baby of 2014
Drexel Hill, Pa. – Mike and Hazel Sorenson, of Coatesville, weren’t expecting their daughter Sophia Evangeline to be born on New Year’s day, but at 2:47 a.m. on Jan. 1 that’s exactly what happened.
Pictured are Hazel and Mike Sorenson with
their newborn daughter, Sophia. Sophia
was the first baby born in Delaware County
on Jan. 1, 2014. She was welcomed into
the world at Delaware County Memorial
Hospital in Drexel Hill, Pa.
“It’s all very exciting. Sophia was due January 8, but I thought if I had to go early I would love to have a New Year’s baby,” says Hazel Sorenson, who works as a private piano teacher. “We were planning on giving birth at The Birth Center [in Bryn Mawr] so we were not anticipating being at DCMH, but I am thankful that we were. I had a great experience at DCMH.” An issue with Hazel’s blood pressure made it medically necessary for her to deliver in a hospital. In 2011, Delaware County Memorial Hospital partnered with the midwives of The Birth Center to provide the emergent hospital-based maternity care that moms need if they are unable to deliver at The Birth Center.
Sophia’s big sister, Eliana, is thrilled to have a younger sibling. “Eliana was talking a lot about being a big sister,” says Mike Sorenson, who is the director of Safe Harbor Christian Counseling of Philadelphia. “She even tried to offer Sophia a cup of water when she first met her.” Sophia weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20½ inches at birth.
2014 marks the seventh year in a row (and 10 out of the last 11), that Crozer-Keystone Health System has had the distinct pleasure of welcoming Delaware County’s first baby of the New Year into the world.
DCMH is a member of the Crozer-Keystone Health System. Crozer-Keystone is Delaware County’s leading provider of maternity care, delivering nearly 3,700 babies each year at DCMH and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Both Crozer and DCMH offer services that include a well-baby nursery, an Intensive Care Nursery, Maternal/Fetal Medicine services, childbirth education classes, and fertility services. Each hospital also offers special amenities, including “stork parking,” wireless in-room Internet access and baby photography services.
For more information about maternity care at Crozer and DCMH, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258) or visit http://4ubaby.crozerkeystone.org.