The Berube family celebrates Magnolia’s arrival. From left, Colton, Katie, baby Magnolia, Wyatt and Chris. (Photo courtesy of Aiken Standard/Dede Biles)
Little Magnolia Berube’s due date was January 1, 2017, and she didn’t wait too long after midnight to make her appearance as Aiken Regional Medical Centers’ first baby of the new year. Proud parents Katie and Chris Berube welcomed their daughter at 1:28 a.m., who weighed seven pounds, two ounces.
Katie says everything went smoothly, and the care her family received exceeded her expectations. “I had Magnolia in the birthing room and then moved to a private room. There were great accommodations for my husband to stay in the room with us, as well,” she says.
The Berubes moved to Aiken in 2014, and fell in love with the hometown feel. Katie says they heard great things about the nurses at Aiken, and she chose OB/GYN James Boehner, MD, as her doctor because he was affiliated with the hospital.
Katie says it was important to be in a hospital that was warm and nurturing, and made her feel like she was home. “We did not want the hustle and bustle of a bigger city hospital. It’s so comforting knowing Aiken Regional is right here. Everyone was so friendly, and they were all just as happy as we were when Magnolia was born,” she says.
Big brothers Wyatt, 10, and Colton, 6, were also excited to welcome a little sister. “We have my husband, the two boys and two male dogs,” says Katie. “It will be nice to add a little more pink to our home.”
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The Childbirth Center at the Women’s LifeCare Center offers everything for giving newborns and their parents a strong start in life together. The Level II nursery is also equipped to take care of babies requiring specialized care.