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Brigham and Women's Hospital Welcomes Boston's First Baby of 2023

Baby boy Iraklis weighed 9lbs, 10oz and was born at 12:07 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2023

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Boston's first baby of the new year was born just minutes after midnight at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Baby boy Iraklis was born to mom Paula Kitas and was delivered at 12:07 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2023. He weighed 9lbs, 10oz. Mom and baby are both resting comfortably, the hospital said.

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The Public Affairs offices at Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center stay in touch as the city rings in the New Year to determine which Boston hospital earns the honor of welcoming the first baby in 2023.

This is the second year in a row that the first baby of the new year was born at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the largest birthing center in Massachusetts.

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