Saturday, December 26, 2020

85 babies born in the Western Cape on Christmas Day 2020

The Western Cape’s Health Department revealed that, so far (Saturday 2p.m), 85 babies were born in the Cape Metropole on Christmas Day.

The total number reported from midnight, comprises of 43 boys and 42 girls.

The first three Christmas babies were born in close succession. The first, a baby girl, was born at exactly midnight at Mowbray Maternity Hospital, weighing 2,6 kg and 48.5 cm in length to mother Jessie Mkanda-wiae.

The second baby was also a girl, born at 00:22 at Delft CHC (MOU) to mother Edwina Dolpha.

The third baby, a boy, was born at Tygerberg Hospital to mother Wendolene Swarts, at 00:31, weighing 3.19 kg.

Two sets of twins were reported at Mowbray Maternity Hospital. The first set of twins is a boy and a girl, who were born at 10:20 and 10:50,respectively to mother Patience Musonza.

Western Cape Health MEC, Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, congratulated the new parents, and has emphasised the importance of the first 1000 days of a child’s life.

"Congratulations all new parents on the birth of their babies on this special day. I would like to wish them a lifetime of happiness. May your greatest times be spent together. I want to emphasise the importance of the first 1000 days of a child’s life. Provide your baby with a safe environment and good nutrition. Make sure their immunisations are up to date and that you play an active role in their development by talking to them, playing with them, and supporting them to reach their milestones. The Department of Health look forward to joining you on this journey."

PICTURED: Western Cape Government // Jessie Mkandawiae was the first parent to give birth on Christmas Day.

 Done By: Mitchum George


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