What better way to enter the world than with a song? Over the last several decades, Carey D. Andrew-Jaja, MD, FACOG of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, has welcomed each of the babies he’s delivered with a beautiful song. Dr. Andrew-Jaja has delivered thousands of babies.
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Dr. Andrew-Jaja inherited the tradition from his mentor, an older obstetrician and gynecologist on staff, and sings “Happy Birthday” and “It’s a Wonderful World” to each baby.
“When I’m singing to those babies, I’m singing to a future important person,” says Andrew-Jaja. “It’s a beautiful world we live in. You forget about all the crisis going on everywhere for a moment when you see that miracle of life in front of you.”
Dr. Andrew-Jaja delights in developing a unique bond with each and every baby he delivers. His mantra is “Confront every encounter with a smile on your face and a song in your heart,” something he practices every day. In this video interview below, watch as Dr. Andrew-Jaja sings to two beautiful newborns, one of which is the son of a former baby whom Dr. Andrew-Jaja delivered decades ago.
For more information on Dr. Andrew-Jaja and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, visit our website or call us at 412-641-1000.
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For more than a century, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital has provided high-quality medical care to women at all stages of life. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes Magee as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. More than 9,000 babies are born each year at Magee. The hospital also treats men for a variety of conditions, including surgical treatment. The Magee-Womens Research Institute was the first center to focus research only on conditions involving women and their infants.