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54 Christmas babies born in Province

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The first baby was delivered at midnight at the Tshwaragano Hospital in Kuruman.

FIRST BORN: Nomonde Phillips with her baby girl, who is still to be named as she arrived prematurely, was the first baby to be born on Christmas Day at the Kimberley Hospital Complex. Pictures: Soraya Crowie

A TOTAL of 54 babies were born in the Province on Christmas Day, including twin girls at the Kimberley Hospital.

Spokesperson for the MEC for Health, Lebogang Majaha, said 52 baby boys and girls were born on Christmas Day at state health facilities.

He said the first baby, weighing 2,5 kilogrammes was delivered at midnight at the Tshwaragano Hospital in Kuruman.

At the Kimberley Hospital, eight babies were born on Christmas Day and six on Tuesday.

The first baby girl was born at 12.45am, weighing in at 910 grams.

A DOUBLE CHRISTMAS SURPRISE: Nicole Snyder’s twin girls “just could not wait” and arrived at 3 am. Picture: Soraya Crowie

The baby, who has yet to be named, was delivered by Cesarean section.

Her mother, Nomonde Phillips, said that her baby was born premature at seven months.

She is feeding her by means of a syringe while she is still in an incubator.

It was a double early Christmas surprise for Nicole Snyders, whose twin girls were born at 3am at the Kimberley Hospital weighing 970 grams and 890 grams each. “They did not want to wait any longer.”

Two babies were born on Christmas Day at Kimberley Medi-clinic.

The first baby boy, Oreokame Shupelekae was born at 5.40 pm, weighing 3,5 kilogrammes while the second boy was born just past 7 pm.