The Birth Center Welcomes One of the First Babies to be Born in 2021

January 4, 2021

 Mia Camila Mendez

It’s a girl! Mia Camila Mendez was among the first babies to be born today, New Year’s Day, at The Birth Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Mia made her debut at 5:30 a.m., weighing 5 lbs. 4 oz. and measuring 18.2 inches long.

Angelita Garcia-Cruz, and father, Jose Mendez holding baby Mia.

Her mother, Angelita Garcia-Cruz, and father, Jose Mendez, of Mocksville, are overjoyed at the birth of their daughter and look forward to her meeting her big brother soon.

Mia Camila Mendez in sunflower wrap.

“Pregnancy during the pandemic has been crazy; it’s been hard to isolate and limit time with family,” Garcia-Cruz said. “I’ve had a wonderful experience at The Birth Center though. The doctors and nurses have been great!”

Media contact: Eryn Johnson,, 336-905-1442.