The first baby born in northern B.C. in 2017 is a girl.
Alma Elvira Baerg was born at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) in Prince George on January 1 at 1:55 a.m. local time to mom Stephanie and dad Joel weighing in at 10 lbs, 8 oz (4750 grams).
Alma arrived quickly and safely via water birth with midwife Karin Gerlach.
Alma was also welcomed by big brother Atticus, age 4 and sister Evelyn, age 2. The Baerg family lives in China, studying language, and came back to Canada to visit family and for Alma’s birth.
The first baby born in British Columbia was delivered at BC Women’s Hospital at 12:00 a.m. on January 1, 2017.