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First baby born in 2018

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:04 am

Shown in front, from left: Virginia Clary, Donald Clary holding baby Ember, and Tynan Clary. Back row: Dr. Michael Jones, Ashley Arens, RN; Alex Schuckenbrock, RN; and Lessley Armstrong, RN.

Michael Jones, MD, delivered the baby boy at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2. The obstetrics staff assisting with the labor and delivery were Lessley Armstrong, RN, and Alex Shuckenbrock, RN.
Baby Ember Clay was 6 lbs., 11 oz., and was born to Virginia and Donald Clary, of Mexico. The couple has another son Tynan, who is very excited to be a big brother.
The hospital presented the family with a congratulatory basket that included several onesies, a case of diapers, a thermometer, a teddy bear, and baby towels.
Blessed Beginnings Women’s and Children’s Services at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain offers three labor and delivery suites, five postpartum rooms, and one C-section room. The center also boasts a Level II nursery equipped to handle more complicated births, exceptional board-certified physicians, staff trained to assist with lactation concerns, and a 24/7 team of anesthesiologists to manage pain.