38 Christmas and New Year’s Day babies at Bedfordshire Hospitals

Little Isabelle was delivered at Bedford Hospital, weighing 5lbs 8oz

Friday, 8th January 2021, 12:07 pm
Updated Friday, 8th January 2021, 12:10 pm

Midwives at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust welcomed the arrival of 38 babies on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day across both maternity units.

One of the bundles of joy to arrive at Bedford Hospital on New Year’s Day was Isabelle, a baby girl born at 11.22am weighing 5lbs 8oz.

Parents Rebecca and Karl said: “After losing her young nannie to a very short battle with cancer in late 2020, Isabelle has brought so much life and love back to our family that we will forever be grateful for.

Isabelle was born at 11.22am on New Year's Day, weighing 5lbs 8oz

"She is our perfect little New Year’s Day baby.”

Chief nurse at Bedfordshire Hospitals, Liz Lees, said: “It was extremely busy days for everyone on Christmas and New Year’s Day and we are absolutely delighted and thankful to have helped bring 38 beautiful babies into the world, little rays of light so necessary as we currently navigate through a challenging health pandemic.

"Big congratulations to all the parents on their new arrivals, a fantastic way to end the year and start a new one; and thanks to all our incredible staff for working over the holiday period."