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Leap Day baby born at Haywood Regional

Only 200,000 people in the United States have their birthdays fall on Feb. 29, and one of those lucky babies was born at Haywood Regional Medical Center this year.

Proud parents Johnny and Autumn Reece welcomed Leap Day baby Rowan Elizabeth Reece at 8:13 a.m. on Monday. Feb. 29. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and is almost 20 inches long. She will be welcomed at home by big sisters Kaleigh and Carissa.  

Dr. Alyson Miletich of Haywood Women’s Medical Center delivered baby Rowan and shared, “It is a privilege to be involved in the pregnancies and deliveries of the women in Western North Carolina.”