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Christmas Babies 2017

26 December 2017

The Western Cape Government Health is proud to announce the birth of two hundred and three babies as reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape from midnight on Christmas Day 2017.

The total number comprises of ninety-four boys and one hundred and nine girls. One hundred and eighteen of these babies were born in the Cape Town Metropole and eighty-five babies were born in the rural districts.

Tygerberg Hospital and Mowbray Maternity Hospital delivered the most Christmas babies, tallying nineteen babies at Mowbray Maternity Hospital and seventeen at Tygerberg Hospital, all-inclusive fifteen boys and twenty-one girls were welcomed.

Multiple births were reported at Delft (MOU), Beaufort West Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital. All girls, the first sets of twins were born at Groote Schuur Hospital at 10:59 and 11:02, the second set were born at Delft (MOU) at 12:55 and the third set were born at Beaufort West Hospital at 20:58 and 21:00 on Christmas day.

The first babies were born at 00:02 and 00:07 - one baby boy was born at Mitchells Plain District Hospital weighing 3360g and 56cm in length; while another baby boy was born at 00:07 at Wesfleur Hospital weighing 3230g and 50cm in length.

The Western Cape's Health MEC, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo says: “I would like to congratulate all new parents with the birth of their bundles of joy on Christmas day. I wish them the very best. They deserve every bit of happiness that these little ones will bring”.

The Western Cape Government Health congratulates the parents and staff on the safe delivery of all the new arrivals on Christmas Day yesterday. 

Media Enquiries: 

Simone Carelse
Communications Officer: Overberg District
Western Cape Government Health
Mobile: 083 421 0976
Email: Simone.Carelse@westerncape.gov.za