First baby of 2020 in British Columbia is Filipino Canadian

First baby of 2020
Jahamal and Claire Tabuada of Coquitlam, BC with their little bundle of joy. Via @cbc

The Canada Broadcasting Corporation reported that a Coquitlam family’s baby was the first to be born in the province of British Columbia in 2020. Read on to find out more about the first baby of 2020 in British Columbia.


The first baby born in 2020 in the province of British Columbia in Canada was delivered at 12:01am at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC.

The unnamed baby girl has been given the nickname “Clarita”.

The proud parents, Jahamel Tabuada and his wife Claire are beyond emotional.

The Tabuadas, who were originally from the Philippines, lost their first child in 2017. Claire was 37 weeks pregnant at the time.


In a statement, the Fraser Health Authority said that it was a special moment not only for the hospital and their staff, but also for the Tabuadas.

“Certainly being the first baby in British Columbia for 2020 is always a great honour. But for this family in particular it’s very special.”

Baby Tabuada was born a bit early, at 35 weeks. Her parents weren’t expecting her until January.

Her parents were very surprised to find out that she was the first baby to be born in the province in the new year.

Baby Tabuada is still in the neonatal intensive care unit, where she remains stable. She is expected to be sent home with her parents in the next few days.

The Royal Columbian Hospital Not only delivered the first baby of 2020, they also delivered the first baby of 2019.

The hospital staff are just as proud and happy as the parents.

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