Baby Isabelle born on New Year’s Day at Bedford Hospital Image Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Midwives at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (which includes both Bedford and the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital) were delighted to welcome the arrival of 38 babies born on Christmas and New Year’s Day across both maternity units.

One of the amazing bundles of joy to arrive at Bedford Hospital on New Year’s Day was Isabelle, a baby girl born at 11.22am weighing 5lbs 8oz. Rebecca and Karl commented on the birth of their baby girl:

“After losing her young nannie to a very short battle with cancer in late 2020. Isabelle has brought so much life and love back to our family that we will forever be grateful for. She is our perfect little New Year’s Day baby.”

Chief Nurse at Bedfordshire Hospitals, Liz Lees, said:

“It was extremely busy days for everyone on Christmas and New Year’s Day and we are absolutely delighted and thankful to have helped bring 38 beautiful babies into the world, little rays of light so necessary as we currently navigate through a challenging health pandemic.

“Big 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.”