Sidney Health Center Welcomes First Baby Of 2022

Sidney - Elliana Rae Durham was the first baby born at Sidney Health Center in 2022. Annabelle and JJ Durham, Sidney, welcomed their baby girl on Jan. 3 at 1:40 a.m. She weighed 9 lbs., 4 oz. and measured 19.5 inches long.

As the first baby born at Sidney Health Center in 2022, Elliana and her parents received a gift bag full of baby items valued at more than $200 from the Sidney Health Center Caring Corner Gift Shop and Good Cents Store Volunteers.

Although Elliana was the first baby born in 2022, 2021 was a busy year for the obstetric department. In the past year, 244 babies were delivered at Sidney Health Center. One hundred twenty-four of the babies were girls while 120 were boys. Although the average number of babies born per month was 20, May was busy a month with 30 births while June saw 25 births along with 23 in both April and September.

Sidney Health Center's female Obstetrician Gynecologists provide essential obstetrical services to women living in the MonDak region including preconception counseling, genetic screening and diagnosis as well as management of both low and high risk pregnancies through delivery and follow-up care. Dr. Lisa Ross and Dr. Maula Tambi have been practicing in Sidney since summer 2016.

The Sidney Health Center obstetric and newborn units feature labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum (LDRP) rooms. These rooms are equipped with Hill-Rom birthing beds. During labor, options for pain medication are offered. A trained and experienced OB and nursery staff is available 24 hours a day.

The obstetric department also offers a One-Day Childbirth Class four times per year with the first one in 2022 scheduled for Feb. 26 starting at 9 a.m. Registered nurse instructors will review the following topics: relaxation, anatomy and physiology of childbirth, types of delivery, anesthesia, breast feeding and child care. The session is free of charge; however, donations up to $25 are gladly accepted to cover expenses.

If you would like more information about the Sidney Health Center obstetric department, call 406-488-2146 or visit us online at To schedule an appointment with the OB/GYN Clinic, call 406-488-2577.


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