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Double festivities as Christmas Day babies arrive

The babies were born on Christmas Day Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

Staff at Hereford County Hospital are celebrating the birth of five Christmas Day babies. Families celebrated the perfect festive present as two baby girls and three baby boys arrived on December 25th.

The first arrived just after 8am and the last was born just before 11pm on Christmas Day.

Five babies were born on Christmas Day at the hospital Credit: ITV News

"It’s with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of five babies born on Christmas Day at Hereford County Hospital. Every birth is special, but Christmas babies have a very special birthday indeed".

– Maxine Chong, head of midwifery at the hospital

And to top off the festive delight, each of the babies received a special Christmas stocking from the hospital, along with a teddy from Santa.


Premature triplets go home

A Northamptonshire family has reason to be cheerful in 2013 as they look forward to a year at home with their triplets - who have spent five months in hospital.

Stuart and Hannah Fraser are parents of the country's most premature surviving triplets.

The babies were born 16 weeks early after Hannah had problems with her pregnancy.

They were so under-developed their skin was almost transparent, but now the family are making up for lost time at home together.

Babies born on New Year's Day in Birmingham

Koly Begum hasn't named her baby yet Credit: ITV Central

The baby who has not yet been named was born at 06:45am on 01/01/2013. They weighed in at 7Ibs 4oz.

Mother Koly Begum gave birth at 06:45am on 01/01/2013 Credit: ITV Central
Baby Isla Kaid was born at 21:33 on 01/01/2013 Credit: ITV Central

Baby Isla Kaid weighed in at 6Ibs 1oz.

Sam Henderson gave birth to her baby at 21:33pm on 01/01/2013 Credit: ITV Central