Montfort welcomes the first baby of the year in Ottawa

Ottawa, January 1, 2021 – The first baby of 2021 for the Ottawa region, Harlow Winter Margaret Bianco, was born nine minutes after midnight on January 1 at the Family Birthing Centre in Montfort.  

The mother, Brandy McCann, gave birth with the help of her midwife Céline Goodrich, and the support of her partner, Bruce Bianco. 
As is usually the case following a delivery with a midwife, the family left the hospital a few hours later. 
Once home, Harlow will meet her siblings Payton, Marcus, Mason and Cormac.

To celebrate the event, a gift basket was handed to the new mother on behalf of Montfort. 
We wish all the best to the family, and a very healthy new year!

About Montfort 

Montfort is Ontario’s Francophone academic hospital, offering exemplary person-centred care. Affiliated to the University of Ottawa, the hospital serves over 1.2 million people in Eastern Ontario, in both official languages. The daily actions of the Montfort team are guided by compassion, respect, mutual support, excellence and accountability. In 2019, it was named one of the world’s top 1000 hospitals.


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Please note that the family has already left the hospital.
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