Hannibal couple welcomes first baby born at Hannibal Regional Hospital in 2024

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Pictured from left, Diane Bibb, director of the Chris Coons Women’s Care Unit; Dr. Julie Viehmann with Hannibal Regional Medical Group; Wendy Harrington, president and CEO for Hannibal Regional Foundation; Ryan Gilmore, Arrow Gilmore and Ashlie Gilmore. | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Regional Hospital

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The arrival of the first baby born at Hannibal Regional Hospital in the new year is a boy named Arrow. Proud parents Ryan and Ashlie Gilmore welcomed him into the world at 1:18 p.m. Jan. 1. Arrow weighed 7 pounds and 2 ounces. 

This is the Gilmores’ second son born at Hannibal Regional with Dr. Julie Viehmann, an obstetrician at Hannibal Regional Medical Group. They both expressed their happiness and gratitude for the care provided by Hannibal Regional Hospital’s team of doctors, nurses and staff.

“We are immensely grateful for the outstanding care we received at Hannibal Regional Hospital. Everyone was so nice and the care was seamless. It made for a very peaceful and calm birthing experience,” the Gilmores said in a press release.

Ashlie used the new low-intervention birthing room and laboring pool.

“I was immediately impressed with how large the room was. The pool helped progress my labor and dulled my contractions to the point that they were very manageable,” Ashlie said.

Diane Bibb, director of the Women’s Care Unit at Hannibal Regional Hospital, said, “We extend our warmest congratulations to the family on their adorable new addition. It’s an honor to be part of such a precious moment in their lives and to provide exceptional care for the newest member of their family.”

The hospital staff presented the family with a celebratory gift basket to commemorate the occasion.

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