Happy Christmas and New Year – New babies bring joy at WDMH


by Jane Adams

Aubree May Sylvia Hedge wasn’t going to let Christmas get in the way. She was born at 6:31 am on December 25 at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH), weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Her parents, Shawna Hare and Cam Hedge, barely had time to make the drive from their home in Kemptville before her arrival.

Shawna Hare and Cam Hedge welcomed Aubree May
Sylvia Hedge on Christmas Day.

“Things went really fast and I almost delivered in the car,” says Shawna. “One of the Emergency doctors had to come up and things moved quickly from there. Many of the nurses know me because I needed some extra care during my pregnancy. Everything was great.”

Aubree is a little sister for her four-year-old brother Mason, and he was able to get in on the celebrations too. Shawna, Cam, and Aubree went home in the afternoon so everyone could open presents!

The first baby born at WDMH in 2021 took a little more time. Her parents, Shelby Fraser-Clouthier and Josh Fawcett, arrived at WDMH at 2:30 on New Year’s Eve from Morrisburg. Dallas Fawcett arrived more than 24 hours later, at 5:41 pm on January 1. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces.

Dallas Fawcett arrived on New Year’s Day at 5:41 pm after some great teamwork by Dr. Deeb, Registered Midwife Ashley, and Registered Nurses Stacey and Kristina – and of course Mom Shelby Fraser-Clouthier.

“I could not have done it without such an incredible team – every nurse, Dr. Deeb and Ashley, my midwife,” says Shelby. “Thank you more than I can ever express!”

Dallas is lucky to have an older sister named Reagan, who is 10. “She’s such a great help,” says Shelby. “Everything is awesome.”

Congratulations from everyone at WDMH!


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