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“Confront every encounter with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.”

This saying is the mantra of Dr. Carey D.Andrew-Jaja of Magee Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA definitely lives by.

This amazing doctor ensures every baby he delivers begins life with a song in their heart – and it’s a song he personally sings to them!

For years the good doctor has been singing the “Happy Birthday” song to each and every single baby he delivers, immediately following their birth.  This joyful tradition has inspired both parents and the entire nursing staff to sing together in an uplifting serenade to the newest family member.

“I feel an obligation and enjoy another opportunity to celebrate with the family,” said Dr. Andrew-Jaha.  The singing helps mothers and babies form an instantaneous bond and also injects a really dose of fun not always experienced in the typical delivery room.

WATCH the story of Dr. Andrew-Jaha and the incredible birth tradition he is sharing with others.

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  • What a cute idea. Happy birthday has never been so fitting hehe

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  • Music has always been a big part of my family’s life, when my daughter (my last baby) was born, we had the radio on in the operating theatre, and as she was delivered “Butterfly Kisses” was playing, so that song became her song. It was played at her first birthday, her 16th, her 18th and will be played at her 21st as well, and probably any other significant event in her life…if I have my way (lol). It is true that music can evoke memories, I always smile whenever I hear it.

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  • what a wonderful person & an amazing man. We need more doctors with view & attitude on life. Thank you

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  • what a joyous post bless this incredible man!

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  • What a amazing story. Good on him, my midwives have always wanted to get the job done and roll in new patient.

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  • What a lovely idea and an unforgettable memory. Music was far from my mind when our bubs entered the world but it has been a part of our lives every day since.

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  • That’s beautiful. Love this idea.

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  • Lke hg

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  • How lovely. It makes me feel like I missed out – I would have loved to sing Happy Birthday at my daughter’s birth.

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  • i bet he probably gets requests for some different and unique songs!

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  • That’s so awesome. Nice to see someone loves what they do

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  • a special moment after labour over to see a new born bsby, this doctor is a gem ,grest ide too, like for moment all family joy and happiness and smiles a welcome to life what nice thing to do. My grandson Baylii with new baby brother giving love

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  • So beautiful. My little one is due in less than 6 weeks… I may need to make a musical request of my OB.


    • lol, film it and put it on youtube like everyone else will be, now! that would be so cool :)

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  • that is beautiful! that would be pretty cool if it happened to you! that is a caring guy!

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  • What a beautiful story… a very touching thing to do… I like the idea a lot very sweet.

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