Ottumwa Regional Health Center announced the birth of the first baby of 2013 at 6:46 a.m. on January 1st.  Baby girl Maria Fernando Valencialino, daughter of  Ileana Valencialino, was born at 6lbs and 1.5oz and 19 inches long.  Dr Jeff Bittner was the physician.

Ms. Valencialino was excited to have the first baby born in the new year.  The hospital and surrounding businesses donated over $500 worth of goods for the baby and mom for being the first baby of the New Year.