UConn Health’s First Baby of 2024 Arrives Fast and Unexpectedly

Connecticut Mom Delivers Baby in Car Right Outside UConn John Dempsey Hospital

It’s a girl! Meet Juliana, UConn John Dempsey Hospital’s first baby of 2024. This newest UConn Husky is 8 lbs., 20.5 in.

A Dad-to-be pulled up his car “right in front” of the door to UConn John Dempsey Hospital’s Emergency Department with Mom-to-be having contractions.

But, in the time it took Dad to run around the car and open the passenger door, Mom’s water broke and the baby was born.


“It was wild!” exclaims Dad.

And it’s a girl!

Juliana arrived at 12:35 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Our newest Husky rang in the New Year weighing 8 lbs. and measuring 20 1/2 in. long.

Juliana, Mom and Dad of Prospect, Connecticut are still recovering from their very exciting start to 2024. Plus, Juliana’s big sister is looking forward to meeting her.

Welcome to the world and UConn Nation, Juliana! Safe travels always.