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New HSC Winnipeg Women’s Hospital Welcomes First Leap Year Baby

The first Leap Year Baby ever born at the new HSC Winnipeg Women’s Hospital arrived this morning at 1:29 a.m.

Milo MacKinnon weighed in at five pounds, seven ounces (2.47 kilograms). His mother Jenna Kennedy, father Nick MacKinnon and big brother Nate couldn’t be happier about the new addition to the family. Being born on such a unique date – the odds of being born on Leap Day are one in 1,461 – only gives the family further reason to celebrate, said Kennedy.

“He’s a lucky guy,” said Kennedy, who noted Milo arrived two weeks prior to her due date of March 14. “It’s another fun thing. My other son was born on Halloween, so this will be just another special day to celebrate.”

Kennedy said her entire family has been anxiously awaiting Milo’s arrival.

“My parents didn’t sleep last night. They’re excited,” she said, adding her mom and dad were the first visitors to arrive at hospital to meet the newborn. “My mom didn’t realize he was a Leap Year Baby until I told her this morning, I guess it was the last thing on their mind.”

The new Women’s Hospital, located at 665 William Ave., opened to patients on Dec. 1, 2019, replacing the former Women’s Pavilion on Notre Dame Avenue. The new facility is home to inpatient and outpatient obstetrical, surgical and medical services.

“It’s so great to have a nice, new space here,” said Kennedy. “I delivered my other son at the old hospital and there’s a world of difference.”

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