Happy Birthday x3: Local Woman Gives Birth on Her, Her Sister’s Birthday - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on October 29, 2014

Happy Birthday x3: Local Woman Gives Birth on Her, Her Sister’s Birthday

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Mary Wascavage
(610) 284-8619
Mary.Wascavage@crozer.org

Pictured are birthday mom Zhane Matthias and her newborn daughter, Aubree Sophia.

Pictured are birthday mom Zhane Matthias
and her newborn daughter, Aubree Sophia.

DREXEL HILL, PA – Zhane Matthias of Philadelphia wasn’t planning on spending her 21st birthday in the hospital. However, that is exactly where she was at 5:57 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, when she gave birth to her first child, daughter Aubree Sophia, at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Aubree wasn’t scheduled to arrive until November 7.

It’s a scenario all-to-familiar to Matthias and her family. Her mom, Andrea West, notes that Zhane was born at 1:22 a.m. on October 29, and four years later sister Aaliyah joined the family’s birthday club. “I was planning on going out to dinner with my sister tonight to celebrate,” Matthias says, “but I started having contractions on Monday. I realized at that point that having Aubree on our birthdays was a real possibility.”

Matthias and her sister share many good memories on their special day. “My mom took us to Disney World when we were smaller,” she says, “and I remember the costume parties at the Magic Kingdom as well as meeting the Disney princesses.” These days, the two sisters celebrate with sleepover parties and dinners out.

While Matthias is thrilled to share her birthday with her daughter, she says she is thinking of ways to make Aubree’s day special just for her. She looks forward to the three birthday girls celebrating together, but wants to start a new tradition just for Mom and daughter. “I’m giving it lots of thought,” she says.

Matthias is happy with the care she received at DCMH and is especially pleased with the nurses who are taking care of her and her baby. “They made us all feel very comfortable,” she says.

Aubree weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches at birth. “This is my best birthday gift since my sister was born,” she says.

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.

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