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Via Christi Women's Center welcomes its first newborns

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Pittsburg's Via Christi Hospital welcomes some special new babies into the world.

Strauss Julian Kunshek was the first baby born on the hospital's new third floor Women's Center.  The baby boy was born Tuesday evening at 6 pounds 14 ounces, and he received a special gift basket from the hospital.  Strauss is the son of Kendra and Scott Kunshek.

Both Mom and the doctor say the experience was as stress free as a delivery can be.

"The nurses and everybody were more comfortable, because we weren't falling on top of each other," says Kendra Kunshek.  "You could have families in the room when I delivered.  You didn't feel bad for the doctor."

"The nurses, at the nurses station, can actually see a baby's monitor strip without being at the bed side," says Dr. Gary Grimaldi.  "Doctors also can view fetal monitor strips from the doctor's lounge."

Two other babies were among the first to be born at the new Women's Center.

Cooper Dean Garcia was born about an hour after Strauss Kunshek.  Garcia is 5 pounds and 15 ounces and is the son of Kelly McCormick and Josh Garcia.

The first girl delivered at the new Women's Center is Ayanah Faith Wahpepah.  She was born Wednesday morning and is the daughter of Jennifer Evans and Chance Wahpepah.

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