New Jersey welcomes first babies of 2019

The first baby born at Hackensack University Medical Center on January 1, 2019 was featured in this news story about babies born on New Year’s Day.  Avanthika Ananth came into the world at 12:34 a.m., the first of 11 babies born at the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center on the first day of 2019.  She is the first child of Ananth Vijaykumar and Poornima Govardhan, who live in Fair Lawn.  Avanthika was due to be born on January 14.  But, on December 30, Poornima began having contractions.  (Note: this story was also featured on and Daily Voice.)