“When I am singing to those babies, I think, I’m singing to a future important person.” – Dr. Carey D. Andrew-Jaja
Carey D. Andrew-Jaja, MD, FACOG of Magee has delivered thousands of babies in his long and prosperous career. However, what is unique about Dr. Andrew-Jaja is that he makes sure to welcome each child with a beautiful song.
He started the tradition after his mentor retired and asked him to take his place, and sing to each precious life born.
“Sometimes the pregnancy was difficult, the delivery has been complex.” Dr. Andrew-Jaja told UPMC Health. “And yet, most of the time out comes this beautiful baby, and it’s a moment when you forget that fear.”
Perhaps we should take cue from the joyful doctor. His words to live by, “Confront every encounter with a smile on your face and a song in your heart,” start out even the most scary deliveries on a positive note.