Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Photo via Twitter/@FHMC_NYC
Photo via Twitter/@FHMC_NYC
Baby Kazi Ariana Shirin

The city’s first baby of 2018 was delivered at a Flushing hospital moments after midnight.

Baby Kazi Ariana Shirin was born at the Flushing Hospital Medical Center at 12:01 a.m. to first-time mom and Jamaica resident Tania Shirin, a 25-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant, according to the New York Daily News. Both the baby and mother are well, officials at the hospital said.

Flushing Hospital posted a photo of the baby and new mom to its Twitter account.

2018 baby

Father Imran Nazir, 28, told the Daily News that the birth was “a big celebration,” with doctors and nurses stopping by to cheer on and congratulate the happy couple.

According to UNICEF, more than 11,000 babies were expected to be born in the United States on New Year’s Day, accounting for around 3 percent of all births globally that day. Babies born in the U.S. this year have an estimated life expectancy of 80 years.

Next month, the organization will launch the “Every Child Alive” campaign, which will begin efforts to reduce instances of preventable newborn deaths worldwide.

Flushing Hospital, located at 45-00 Parsons Blvd., has offered primary and specialty health care services to Queens residents since 1884.

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Flushing fifth-grader dubs $2M surgical robot ‘Leonardo Jr.’
Flushing fifth-grader dubs $2M surgical robot ‘Leonardo Jr.’
Translation services company to open up first NYC office in Flushing Plaza
Translation services company to open up first NYC office in Flushing Plaza
Popular Stories
Photo via Shutterstock
Queens rabbi faces federal charges in scheme to extort $7 million from an individual
Photo via Shutterstock
Motorcyclist dies after losing control and crashing on the Cross Island Parkway in Whitestone
Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi/QNS
The waiting continues: North Shore Farms supermarket opening in Whitestone is delayed again


Skip to toolbar