Welcome to the world! 12 Christmas and new year babies born at Bedford Hospital

Baby Dancho

Midwives at Bedford Hospital were delighted to welcome the arrival of six babies on Christmas Day and another six on New Year’s Day.

The first baby born in the early hours of Christmas Day at Bedford Hospital was baby boy Dancho who arrived at 2.57am weighing in at 6lbs 4oz.

He was among 34 babies born over Christmas and new year at both Bedford and Luton & Dunstable hospitals.

Chief Nurse at Bedfordshire Hospitals, Liz Lees said: “It was extremely busy for everyone on Christmas and New Year’s Day and we are absolutely delighted and thankful to have helped bring 34 beautiful babies into the world, little rays of light so welcome as we continue to navigate through a challenging health pandemic.

“Many 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.”

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