Saint Francis Welcomes First Baby Of 2015

Saint Francis Medical Center celebrated the delivery of its first baby in 2015. At 3:54 am on Thursday, January 1, 2015, a baby boy was welcomed into the world by proud mother Carolyn Shane of Marble Hill, Mo., and caring Family BirthPlace nursing staff.

Kimberly K. Roos, MD, FACOG, obstetrician/gynecologist at Cape Care for Women, delivered 7-pound, 7-ounce, 20-inch Brantley Ryan. To further welcome the new arrival, the Medical Roos_KimCenter presented the family with a special basket of baby items.

The Family BirthPlace saw many unique names throughout 2014, but some names appeared more often than others. For girls born at Saint Francis in 2014, the most popular name was Isabella; and for boys, Jaxon. These names were followed closely by Lily, Averie, Ellie and Olivia for girls, and Easton, Mason, Liam and William for boys. Unique names on the list for 2014 were Liberty, Lennon, Poppy and Southerlynn for girls and Gehrig, Hawken, Porter and Zeek for boys.

Consistent with national trends, many babies born in 2014 were named after celebrities and popular television show characters, namely, Piper (“Orange is the New Black”), Scarlett (“Nashville”) and Avery (“Gray’s Anatomy” and “Nashville”) for girls and Gunner (“Nashville”) and Garrett (“House of Cards”) for boys. The Family BirthPlace ended the year with 910 deliveries, including 18 sets of twins – seven in January alone!

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Family BirthPlace offers expecting parents an individual, family-centered birthing experience in a comfortable, medically advanced environment. The Family BirthPlace features the region’s first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit staffed by three board certified, fellowship-trained neonatologists who care for premature
and critically ill newborns; a highly experienced staff; the region’s first LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum) suites; and comfortable surroundings with homelike amenities.

For more information, call 573-331-3996.