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New Year’s baby at St. Anthony's Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital

Taking part in the presentation of a car seat to the first baby born in 2019 at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony were, from left, Dr. Sarada Paladugu, clinical nurse manager Rita Reardon, baby Arabella and her mother Lorraine Randell, and registered nurse Natalie Blake. - Photo courtesy of Labrador-Grenfell Health
Taking part in the presentation of a car seat to the first baby born in 2019 at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony were, from left, Dr. Sarada Paladugu, clinical nurse manager Rita Reardon, baby Arabella and her mother Lorraine Randell, and registered nurse Natalie Blake. - Photo courtesy of Labrador-Grenfell Health

ST. ANTHONY, N.L.

Lorraine Randell and Gavin Randell are the proud parents of the first baby born in 2019 at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony.

Arabella Randell was born on Jan. 7, 2019.

An infant car seat, donated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) under the Infant Car Seat Program, was presented to the parents and their daughter.

Through the NLMA, the first baby born in the New Year at the nine hospitals that perform routine deliveries in Newfoundland and Labrador receives a car seat. Physicians in the province have provided over 350 car seats for newborns at hospitals since the inception of the program over 30 years ago.

The program encourages parents to use approved car seats for their children from the moment they leave the hospital as newborns.

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