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AMITA Health Hinsdale Welcomes New Year's Baby
News Release: Jan. 1, 2016

AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale welcomes first baby of 2016

Hinsdale – AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale welcomed the first baby of 2016 on New Year’s Day. A girl, Stella Mary, was born to Jennifer Huda and Michael Norman of Downers Grove at 4:26 a.m., Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.

Stella weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long, and was delivered by Nurse Midwife Colleen Marotta. The parents were surprised with a beautiful gift basket from the staff to celebrate the baby’s birth. Stella will be welcomed home by an older brother Harrison, 4.

Huda’s original due date was December 26, so the couple, married for eight years, was expecting a Christmas baby, but never expected a New Year’s baby. They came to the hospital just after midnight, as fireworks were going off in the sky.

Huda, a prenatal massage therapist, said she was in labor for only seven hours, just four at the hospital before the baby’s birth. Earlier that day, she was doing CrossFit. “My motto this whole pregnancy was just keep moving,” she said. “That’s great advice to expecting moms. It really helps with the birth and recovery process.”

About AMITA Health

AMITA Health ( is an integrated health system serving more than 3.8 million residents of suburban Chicago. AMITA Health is a Joint Operating Company formed in February 2015 by Adventist Midwest Health, based in Hinsdale, ILL., and Alexian Brothers Health System, based in Arlington Heights, ILL., encompassing nine hospitals and an extensive physician provider network of more than 3,000 physicians. AMITA Health is committed to delivering the most efficient, highest quality, faith-based care possible and respecting the faith traditions of all people.