IMC announced the first baby of 2023 was born at one of the Utah facilities

MURRAY, Utah, Jan. 1, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — Her parents were expecting a baby on New Year’s Eve, but Wynter Kisa Magandazi fought for the title and became the first baby born in 2023 at an Intermountain Healthcare hospital in Utah.

Wynter, born at 12:34 pm Sunday at the Intermountain Medical Center, is the son of Midvale parents Madi and Jermaine Magandazi. Wynter weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.

“Wynter’s middle name Kisa means grace in Luganda, the native language of Uganda, where his father is from,” said mother Madi. “I really expected her to be born on New Year’s Eve, as I ended up being induced that day, but with more than three hours of strength she ended up being born on New Year’s Eve.”

Wynter, born at 37 weeks, was induced because her mother’s blood pressure was high, creating a health risk for mother and child.

“It was a magical experience watching my wife give birth,” said dad Jermaine. “We are so grateful that Wynter is here and she is healthy.”

Madi had an Intermountain midwife who assisted with labor and delivery, and an Intermountain maternal fetal medicine physician, Dr. Ibrahim Hammad, who helped when baby Wynter needed to be turned, says the IMC statement.

“My midwife was like a cheerleader,” Madi said. “She didn’t let me give up. I had over 12 hours of labor and I just wanted to finish. And we are very grateful to Dr. Hammad for being there when things got tough.

The Magandazis received a basket of prizes from Intermountain Healthcare to celebrate the birth of the New Year at Intermountain Medical Center. Gifts included donations from three Utah baby products suppliers: Minky Couture; Loulou and Company; and On the Moon.

More than 3,000 babies will be born at Intermountain Medical Center in 2022, says the IMC press release.

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