Young And The Restless (Y&R) actress Elizabeth Hendrickson gave birth to her first child, daughter Josephine James, at 9:22 a.m. on March 27. The baby weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces.
“We are thrilled to introduce our little Josephine James Meder to the world – she’s perfect in every way,” Hendrickson, who plays Chloe Mitchell on Y&R, said in a statement to PEOPLE.
“When dreaming about the birth of your first child words like ‘social distancing’ and ‘shelter in place’ never seem to enter into the picture. Yet here we were,” she said.
“Over the past month we simply focused on the things that we could control, and we reminded ourselves how lucky we were and stayed positive.”
Due to hospital restrictions, Hendrickson was concerned her husband Rob Meder would not be allowed in the delivery room, so the couple decided to induce labor.
“We felt it was safest to get her here safely before Rob wasn’t allowed in the delivery room like they’re doing in San Fran and NY,” Hendrickson said. But shortly after they arrived at the Santa Monica hospital, they were informed her husband would have to leave post-partum.
“We would like to thank all the nurses, the midwives and all the staff at UCLA Santa Monica who are at work, putting themselves at risk to be there for us when we need them most,” she said. “They truly are lifesavers.”
Congratulations to the happy couple on the birth of their first child!
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