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June
2017
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09:42 PM
America/New_York

First Baby Arrives at the Family Health Pavilion at LVH–Muhlenberg

The Mongi family is going home with new baby Daphne Soleil having secured a place in our hearts and in campus history.

They chose the Family Birth and Newborn Center at LVH–Muhlenberg because of its convenient location blocks from their home. Now, the Mongi family is going home with new baby Daphne Soleil having secured a place in our hearts and in campus history.

A second child born on the second day of operations

Daphne made her entrance to the world on Thursday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. She is the second child of Holly and Dustin Mongi of Bethlehem, born on the second day of operation. Her legacy however, will be the first child born in LVH–Muhlenberg’s history – and the center’s first baby born by caesarean section.

An enthusiastic staff of nurses, physicians and other colleagues welcomed Daphne to the world. She weighs in at a healthy 6 pounds, 1 ounce and measures 20 inches in length.

Mom and baby are in good health after the planned C-section. Holly, an educational software animator in New York City, and husband Dustin, who works locally in retail, chose the middle name Soleil (French for sun) because of her due date’s proximity to the first day of summer. The family of four includes brother Marko, age 2.

“We were happy to come here because we live right down the street,” says Holly. “The staff are wonderful and the facility is clean and beautiful.”

More Bethlehem babies

Two more babies made their entrance Thursday. Adelaide Marie Sarro was born at 2:13 p.m. to Jennifer and Matthew Sarro of Bethlehem after 22 hours in labor. She is 7 pounds, 4 ounces and nearly 21 inches in length. In addition, a son was born to a Coopersburg family Thursday at 10:46 p.m.