Miabella Rose Rodriguez is First Baby Born at NYP Lawrence Hospital in 2019 Print


By Josefa Paganuzzi, Thompson & Bender, for NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Jan. 9, 2019:  NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital welcomed the hospital's first baby delivered in 2019.

Miabella Rose Rodriguez was born to Darline Pinto at 10:51 am on January 1, 2019. The baby girl was 4 pounds, 13 ounces and 18 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Elizabeth Paskowski, an obstetrician/gynecologist who practices at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville

Ms. Pinto, who lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, was 36 weeks pregnant and visiting family in the Bronx when she began having labor pains on New Year's Eve. The next thing she knew, she was in the hospital preparing to deliver her first child.

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital's maternity center offers 23 private, hotel-like post-partum rooms complete with bathrooms and showers, flat-screen televisions, and free Internet. The rooms are designed for maximum comfort with relaxing colors, soft lighting, carpeted floors, and special reclining chair/beds for partners. The maternity center also features a state-of-the-art nursery for newborns and a new neonatal intensive care nursery for babies with special needs or those who are born prematurely. NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital provides support for breastfeeding mothers with an on-site lactation specialist and follow-up support after discharge. The hospital delivers an average of 1,300 babies annually.

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