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Doctor Sings to Newborn Babies

Doctor Greets Newborns With His Sweet Songs

Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you.

These are the words you can hear in Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja's delivery room. But the song doesn't coming from a CD player or iPod. Rather, it comes from the doctor himself. Known around the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Magee-Womens Hospital as the "singing doctor," Andrew-Jaja welcomes each of his patients into the world with a beautiful rendition of "Happy Birthday." The ob-gyn, who has sung his whole life, started the tradition almost 30 years ago at the end of his residency.

"There was an older obstetrician-gynecologist on staff, and he loved to sing," Andrew-Jaja says. "Later on when he was about to retire, he asked me, 'Andy, do you sing to your babies?' And I said, 'No, that's your stuff.' He said, 'Go ahead. Do it.' So I took it over."

Since the passing of the baton, Andrew-Jaja has delivered more than 8,000 babies, each one greeted with a song. Of course, his patients aren't the only ones who get miniconcerts. Andrew-Jaja croons to other babies in the hospital, opting for Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World." To him, this tune perfectly sums up the arrival of a child.

"It's a wonderful thing in my hand," Andrew-Jaja says of holding a baby. "You forget about all the crisis going on everywhere for a moment when you see that miracle of life in front of you."

We couldn't agree more.

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