3 couples in Singapore welcome New Year babies at the stroke of midnight, Latest Singapore News


As the nation ushered in 2022, three couples in separate hospitals welcomed their newborns who had been all delivered on Saturday (Jan 1), at the stroke of midnight.

Mr Chong Chin Teck and Madam Teoh Pei Ferng, whose daughter was due on Jan 5, had prevented any countdown plans “in case of an early surprise”.

And the early shock got here on Friday morning, when Madam Teoh, 35, an accountant, began having labour pains. The couple rushed to Mount Alvernia Hospital, the place Madam Teoh endured seven hours of labour and obtained an epidural to ease the ache.

(*3*) Mr Chong, 41, a finance supervisor, stated on Saturday.

Around 11.30pm, they realised there was an opportunity their lady’s birthday could be on New Year’s Day. “At the time, we just wanted the baby out safely as soon as possible,” stated Mr Chong.

Their child lady arrived the second the clock struck 12, weighing in at 2.84kg. She doesn’t have a reputation but, as the couple plan to seek the advice of a fengshui grasp to discover a appropriate title.

The hospital offered the couple with hampers and $188 in money.

Mr Chong stated: “The date makes her birth even more memorable. Everyone counts down in front of a TV, but I joined my wife at the hospital and it was a different kind of anticipation.”

At Parkway East Hospital, a pair grew anxious once they obtained information that their first little one may very well be delivered by means of caesarean part, as the child’s heartbeat confirmed indicators of misery.

Mr Syahir Mohd Reduan, 29, who works in actual property, stated: “My wife started to feel anxious because we have been praying and (hoping for) a normal birth all along.”

But their worries had been lifted as their child’s important indicators improved hours later. She was delivered naturally at midnight.

Pre-school trainer Norfatinah Djanamar, 26, stated her daughter, who weighed 3.23kg, is called Daniya Iman, which suggests kind-hearted and near religion.

At KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Mr Ray Fong and Ms Caricia Ho additionally welcomed their first little one at midnight.

It marked an finish to a draining week, as Ms Ho, 24, had been stored awake until 4am each evening by the incessant kicking of her little one in her womb. She determined to observe her physician’s recommendation to verify into the hospital to induce labour on Thursday.

Her water bag broke simply after the couple had brunch on Friday at the foodcourt of the hospital, and so they rushed upstairs for medical consideration.

She was in labour for greater than 12 hours.

“When (baby Ann) came out, everyone looked at the clock. There were four zeroes,” Ms Ho, who works in retail, recalled. “A New Year’s programme was playing on TV and my husband asked me if I noticed they had just ended the countdown.”

Ann weighed 2.7kg and was born 10 days sooner than anticipated.

Mr Fong, 38, a gross sales designer, stated: “Her eyes were wide open and she was looking around. She is a New Year gift to us.”

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