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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Downstate Delivers
Brooklyn's First Baby of the New Year

New Year's Eve 2013 turned out to be very busy for Downstate's Labor and Delivery team.

We rang in the New Year by delivering Brooklyn's first baby of the year. Little Orane Clarke made his arrival into the world at 12:12 am.

A bassinet of helpful baby items was presented to mom Nikesha Clarke, pictured here (center) and newborn son, and the staff of Ob/Gyn and Labor and Delivery.

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(Left to right--standing): Lawrencia Gyapong; Elsie Jacques; Joy Ramquar; Migdalia Mojica-Silva; Jagat Sharma; Dr. Gloria Valencia; Lois Lynch; Dr. Joseph Osho; Dr. Ovadia Abulafia; Edward Serio; Dr. Michele Miller-Haughton; Dr. Mudar Dalloul; and Dr. David Sherer.

(Left to right--seated): Dr. Sarah Yu; Maria Regis-Walker; Nickesha Clarke holding son Orane Clarke; and Dr. Jose Castro.

mother and new-born

Nickesha Clarke and son Orane Clarke – Brooklyn's first baby of the New Year.