Newborns at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital celebrate a leap year birthday

Leap Day, the rarest birthday a person can have, occurs only once every four years, with the odds of being born on Leap Day at one in 1,641. Cherese Mari Laulhere BirthCare Center at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach celebrates babies “leaping” into the world on Leap Day with special keepsake frog beanies, making the day even more memorable for the babies and their parents. Parents, families, and Miller Children’s & Women’s, who averages delivering 5-6 babies a day, is hoping to have quite the turn out in front of the BirthCare care team and their families to witness this “once every four years” birthday party moment.

At Miller Children’s & Women’s the care team understands that every birth is a special and unique event, including the rarest birthday a person can have, being born on Feb. 29 or Leap Day.  At the Cherese Mari Laulhere BirthCare Cancer at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, the care team is with parents and their babies every step of the way celebrating all of life’s special moments– like being born on Leap Day.

The Cherese Mari Laulhere BirthCare Center at Miller Children’s & Women’s delivers more than 6,000 babies a year. In addition to top-quality labor and delivery care, the BirthCare Center offers comprehensive programs for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of newborns with a range of preventive services, education and advanced capabilities. Validating this quality of care is a recent recognition from U.S. News & World Report naming Miller Children’s & Women’s as a ‘High Performing’ hospital in Maternity Care.