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BMH welcomes first baby of 2018

The first baby born in 2018 at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) arrived Tuesday afternoon.

Pocatello couple Emily Wanstrom and Chandler Schenk welcomed Scarlet Jaden Schenk into the world on Tuesday, January 2, 2017 around 2 p.m.Scarlet, who weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19.5 inches long, was delivered by the couple’s Ob-Gyn, Heidi Weaver, MD of the Bingham Memorial Women’s Center.

In their longstanding tradition, some of the nursing staff at Bingham Memorial will present Scarlet and her parents with some gifts, such as a stroller, video monitor, sound maker, bath items and some stuffed animals and clothing.

“I didn’t think I would have the New Year Baby since I was coming in on the second,” said Emily. “I was so surprised, but the excitement and attention has been a lot of fun.”

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