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It’s a Girl! Antelope Valley Medical Center Delivers the First Baby of 2023

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Baby Reyna was born in the 9am hour on January 1st

LANCASTER, Calif., January 1, 2023) — Over 4,500 babies are born annually at Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC), and the cycle begins anew each January with the celebration of the first birth of the year. As such, at 9:57am, AVMC welcomed the first baby of 2023, with the arrival of baby Reyna. Born January 1, 2023, Reyna weighed in at 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measured a little over 19 inches long. She was born to Veronica and John Glasgow. This is their fifth child and first girl!

As the community’s first baby of 2023, Reyna and her mother were given a large gift basket provided by the AVMC Auxiliary that included a variety of baby items, such as an infant car seat, blankets, clothes, socks, baby supplies, and stuffed animals. Founded in 1957, the Auxiliary is a group of volunteers dedicated to raising funds through the hospital gift shops, thrift shop, and other seasonal events.

As a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care, the hospital prides itself on patient safety and proven expertise to provide better health outcomes. AVMC’s Women and Infants Pavilion (WIP), offers a spacious maternity care facility, with a complete array of obstetrical and newborn services. It features 48 private Couplet Care rooms that are furnished with special beds and bassinets, so that mother and baby can stay in the same room until they go home. AVMC also provides the area’s only neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to care for our region’s tiniest and most vulnerable patients. Combined with advanced technology, the NICU is covered by board certified Neonatologists who provide specialized in-house compassionate medical care 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

AVMC is a designated Baby-Friendly birth facility, where the lactation team ensures optimal level of care for infant feeding, and for mother infant bonding. The team empowers new mothers to feel confident about breastfeeding, which in turns provides numerous health benefits to their newborns.

“Congratulations to the family and welcome baby Reyna!” stated Antelope Valley Medical Center CEO, Edward Mirzabegian. “We thank you for trusting AVMC with your family’s care, and for allowing us the pleasure of delivering your newest family member. We’re proud to have delivered tens of thousands of AV community members since opening our doors in 1955.”

About Antelope Valley Medical Center

Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC), the only full-service, acute-care hospital in the Antelope Valley. AVMC has been delivering exceptional care to the community since 1955. It offers the region’s only Level II Trauma Center, Pediatric unit, NICU, Inpatient Mental Health Department, Labor and Delivery, Accredited Chest Pain Center/STEMI Receiving Center, Advanced Primary & Comprehensive Stroke Center and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. AVMC is now a Thrombectomy Capable Center. More information is available at or by calling (661) 949-5000. Follow us @avmedicalcenter