Tahoe Forest Health System Welcomes the First Baby of 2022

First Baby of 2022 with parents

Tahoe Forest Health System announced the arrival of the first baby of the New Year born on January 1, 2022, at 4:50 a.m. The first baby was delivered by OB-GYN Sarah Fletcher, MD. Dr. Fletcher is a part of the team of physicians at Tahoe Forest Health System.

Baby Sigrid Ulf Dee weighed in at 7 pounds 9 ounces, and measured 17 inches long. Baby Sigrid is the first child of proud parents Seth Dee and Kerstin Ulf, who reside in Truckee, CA.

Parents Seth and Kerstin expressed gratitude and appreciation to their entire care team at the Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care. “It was pretty incredible,” mother Kerstin describes their experience during their stay.

Tahoe Forest Hospital’s Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care is a state-of-the-art facility designed with the needs, safety and comfort of new moms and families in mind. The facility features private birthing suites, each with a JacuzziTM tub and private postpartum suites.

Tahoe Forest Hospital has been nationally certified as a Baby Friendly hospital since 2010. The Baby Friendly certification recognizes hospitals that have made a dedicated commitment to help mothers with breast feeding, including training and educational programs for hospital staff and parents.

Tahoe Forest Hospital is also a Safe Haven Baby Drop-Off location, which allows mothers to surrender their newborns without any questions asked. Babies are given medical attention if needed, and confidentiality for the mother is assured.

In honor of the first baby of the year, the Dee family was presented with a gift basket donated by the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation. The gift basket included baby items from The Gift Tree gift shop, located inside the main lobby at Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, CA.