Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja, an obstetrician at Magee Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, has delivered many thousands of babies, but to him each one is special. He welcomes each of them into the world by singing a hearty song in their honor. “Happy Birthday,” is one of his favorites.

Another favorite is, “It’s a Wonderful World.” Whatever the song, Andrew-Jaja delights in the tradition he inherited from his now-retired mentor, who used to sing to every newborn.

He spends the extra time and energy because he believes each one is “a future important person,” and needs to be treated as such.

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