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First baby in Northern BC for 2017!

Northern Health is pleased to announce that the first baby born in Northern BC in 2017 is a girl.

Alma Elvira Baerg was born at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) in Prince George on January 1 at 1:55 a.m. local time to mom Stephanie and dad Joel weighing in at 10 lbs, 8 oz (4750 grams).

Alma arrived quickly and safely via water birth with midwife Karin Gerlach.

Alma was also welcomed by big brother Atticus, age 4 and sister Evelyn, age 2. The Baerg family lives in China, studying language, and came back to Canada to visit family and for Alma's birth.