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Baby girls first New Year’s babies


It is expected that 10 babies will be born today.

Fatiema Fenela with her daughter who was born at 12:38 am and weighing 2.8kg at the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital. Picture: Soraya Crowie

Two baby girls were born in the city on New Year’s morning at Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital weighing 2,8 and 2,1 kilogrammes respectively. They were born at 12.38am and 7.35am to mothers Fatima Fenela and Tshelofelo Jacobs.

Both babies have yet to be named.

Two more mothers who went into labour were expected to give birth today.  

At Mediclinic Kimberley Aunskha Maritz gave birth to a girl Amoné who weighed in at 3,26 kilogrammes.

Another four babies were born at Mediclinic Hospital on New Year’s Day while another mother had also gone into labour.