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Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg has its first special delivery

Daughter born to Bethlehem couple in new pavilion

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg had its first births in its new Family Birth and Newborn Center.

Daphne Soleil Mongi, daughter of Bethlehem residents Dustin and Holly Mongi, made her debut Thursday morning, weighing 6.15 pounds and measuring 20 inches long.

The hospital says she was delivered by Cesarean section. Both mother and daughter are in good health and resting comfortably in the Family Health Pavilion, which opened on Monday.

This is the couple’s second child.

Later that afternoon, after 22 hours of labor, Adelaide Marie Sarro entered the world. Born to Jennifer and Matthew Sarro, also of Bethlehem, Adelaide measured nearly 21 inches long and weighed 7.4 pounds.

It's the first time babies have been born at LVH-Muhlenberg in it's 55-year history.

Officials say the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at the Family Health Pavilion will be on the first floor, while the fourth floor will be space for future growth.

Officials expect to welcome some 2,000 babies into the world there each year.

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