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IU Health West Hospital Celebrates First Baby of 2013

An IU Health West Hospital Release

Indiana University Health West Hospital has welcomed our first baby of 2013. IU Health West Maternity Center caregivers delivered the year’s first bundle of joy—a baby girl—at 6:29 pm on January 1.

Brownsburg’s newest resident, Sloan Elizabeth, surprised her first-time parents, Dane and Erin Shiltz, by arriving a few days ahead of schedule. The baby girl weighed 8 lbs., including a head full of dark hair just like her dad had as a newborn, and measured 20 inches in length.

Mother and baby are both doing well. “Having Sloan was a great ending to a long day,” says Dane. “Definitely worth the reward…although, that’s easy for me to say!”

To celebrate baby Sloan’s arrival, Dane and Erin were presented with a Baby New Year gift from the hospital, including infant care items, a cozy swaddle sleeper, photo frame and album, parent-baby time book and cd, a blanket teddy bear, and a beginning yoga DVD for mom.

With an average of 1,200 births each year, the Maternity Center at IU Health West Hospital is designed to make the birth experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible: cozy home-like furnishings and artwork, flat screen televisions and music players in every room. The unit has been expanded twice since the hospital’s opening in 2004, currently offering 16 elegant birthing suites.

IU Health West’s entire team of caregivers congratulates the Shiltz family on the birth of their New Year’s baby girl!

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