GEORGE NEWS - Eleven babies were welcomed in George on New Year’s Day. The first baby arrived on 1 January at 03:03 at George Hospital, where a total seven babies (five girls and two boys) were delivered during the course of the day, yesterday.
At Mediclinic George four babies (two boys and two girls) were born on the first day of 2021.
The first baby was born at 07:00 to Le-Anne Donson, who couldn’t be happier with her 2,69 kg boy, Ardie.
Tanja Groenewald welcomed a baby boy, Meyer, weighing 3,59 kg, and Jeandré and Adele Coetzer celebrated the birth of their first child, Iliné, weighing 3,65 kg.
Proud parents Lidia Mayedwa and Happy Somtsewu welcomed their daughter, Nwabisa Heaven, born at 10:38 and weighing 3,54 kg.
Deputy Nursing Manager at Mediclinic George & Geneva, Celesté Louw, said the current surge of Covid cases in the Garden Route poses specific challenges to expecting parents.
“Covid tests must be done and visiting times are restricted,” said Louw. “The obstetric team at Mediclinic George under the leadership of Unit Manager, Esther Lategan, is fortunately highly skilled and experienced to navigate these challenges and provide a positive birth experience to every parent.”
The Western Cape Government Health congratulates all the parents on the safe delivery of the new arrivals on New Year’s Day. “We also extend a sincere thank you to all our staff members, including midwives, for their hard work and dedication on this special day,” said spokesperson Nadia Ferreira.
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