EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Catie Hagedorn of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is the mother of the first baby born at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire in 2020. Hagedorn's daughter, Frances (Frankie) Rachel Hagedorn, was born at 3:05 p.m. on Jan. 1.
Catie, who works as a nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System in Bloomer, had planned Frankie's birth with her wife, Rachel Hagedorn, who passed away before Frankie was born. Catie's mother and mother-in-law both (pictured) served as her support through her 29-hour labor at the hospital.
"The sun came out as I was pushing," Catie says. "It was like Rachel was there."
Frankie weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth.
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