Doctor who sang to every newborn he delivered retires after 40 years and 8,000 babies

Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja sings to a baby he delivered.
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More than 8,000 babies were welcomed to the world by the sweet sound of Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja's voice.

Andrew-Jaja spent 40 years as an OB/GYN at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh. As a resident, he met a doctor who sang to all of the babies he delivered, and when the man retired, he encouraged Andrew-Jaja to do the same. He picked up the baton, and over four decades sang "Happy Birthday" or "What a Wonderful World" to the 8,000 babies he delivered. "Childbirth is very stressful for the patient and their family," Andrew-Jaja told Good Morning America. "Therefore, we as caregivers must strive to provide excellent care in an excellent setting with a smile on our face and a song in our heart."

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