New Year’s Day babies: Forty born in local hospitals

2010-01-04 00:00

THE first day of 2010 will be one to remember for local mothers who gave birth on New Year’s Day.

Forty babies were born on January 1 at local hospitals, the first making an appearance at 12.01 am in Edendale Hospital.

According to Zanele Mkhize, a matron, the mother, Dolly Madlala (26) of Sweetwaters, had no complications and her baby weighed 3,2 kg.

“She was very happy and her baby girl was healthy,” said Mkhize.

A total 21 babies were born at Edendale Hospital.

Northdale Hospital had 13 babies born on New Year’s Day. The first baby was born at 4.40 am.

At Grey’s Hospital, four babies were born. The first arrived at 11.40 am and was premature, tipping the scales at just 1,280 kg.

At Midlands Medical Centre only one baby was born, at 7.47 pm. He weighed 2,9 kg.

Netcare St Anne’s Hospital recorded one birth at 6 pm. The baby’s weight was 3,3 kg.

According to a sister in charge at the maternity ward, in a happy coincidence the baby’s mother, Tasmiya Habib, gave birth to her first child at around 6 pm on New Year’s Day in 2005.

“I am very excited about Mikaeel because he came the same day and time as his brother Shaheed,” said Habib.

No New Year’s babies were born at Medi-Clinic Hospital.

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