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Ukiah Valley Medical Center Welcomes the First Baby Born in 2017


Ukiah welcomes the first baby born in 2017! A healthy baby boy, Caiden Marcus Krisik, was born at 11:47 a.m. on New Year’s Day 2017 in the Family Birth Center at Ukiah Valley Medical Center (UVMC). Baby Caiden was born weighing in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 18 inches. Caiden was delivered by Katrina Lieben, CNM at the Care for Her Clinic. Mother Melissa Pitkin and Father Clay Krisik were joined by Sister Kylie Waring in welcoming Caiden to their family.

“We would like to give a special thanks to everyone at Care for Her and at Ukiah Valley Medical Center for the wonderful care they have given Caiden and I,” said Mother Melissa Pitkin.

This was the first baby born in 2017 at UVMC’s Family Birth Center, where they typically deliver around 800 babies each year. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015 there were 3,978,497 babies born in the United States, equaling about 10,900 births daily. In the United States, the birth rate declined by less than 1% in 2015, following the first increase in 7 years during the year 2014.

In addition to providing a safe and comfortable birthing unit, UVMC also offers childbirth education classes, lactation consultations, and tours are available.The Family Birth Center is located at UVMC at 275 Hospital Drive in Ukiah, CA. For more information about their services or about classes provided, please call 707.463.7550. You can also take a virtual tour of the Family Birth Center.

Welcome Caiden! We wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2017.

PHOTO CAPTION: Baby boy Caiden Marcus Krisik, New Year’s Baby 2017, pictured with his parents, Melissa Pitkin and Clay Krisik.