The cry of a newborn
A distinctive sound in the fifth-floor nursery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
It’s a Friday morning in the labor and delivery ward at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Sunlight streams into the fifth-floor nursery, where half a dozen bundles lie in portable steel bassinets, a pink or blue cap on their newborn heads. If you have to come out of the womb–and, really, who doesn’t?–this isn’t a bad place to do it, with a brigade of attentive nurses, Magic 106.7 playing softly on a boombox, and picture windows offering expansive views of the big, wide world.