(Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – Monday, January 08, 2018): Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital wishes to congratulate three mothers who delivered on New Year’s Day.
The first baby of 2018 born at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on Providenciales was delivered in the early afternoon hours of the New Year.
The 2lbs, 2oz girl entered the world at 1:17 p.m., born to mother Esther Duveau and father Nicolas Dieuffrant.
Just over six hours later, another baby girl weighing 6lbs, 6oz was delivered at 7:35 p.m., to mother Jean Louis Meritable and father Norcillien Doreus.
The names of both newborns cited above were still pending at the time the information was obtained.
The third baby delivered on New Year’s Day at 11:37 p.m. altered the pattern of baby girls being recorded as the special day nearly came to a close.
A bouncing baby boy named Bradley Arthur was born to mother Nanoune Celestine and father James Arthur. Little Arthur weighed 6lbs, 4oz at birth.
The parents will receive a gift bath tub stuffed with infant-care items such as diapers, clothes, bibs, baby wipes, and more, courtesy of Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital.
Commenting on the births, Deputy Chief of Clinical Services at TCI Hospital, Mikette Been said:
“Congratulations to each parent on their new born. Our doctors and nurses are always happy to share in this very special moment.
In 2017, there were no babies born on the actual first day of the year at our health care centres, hence, we were hoping for a new year’s baby, and surprisingly there was a trio.
This is the first year since opening in 2010 that as many as three babies were delivered on January 1st at our health care facilities.
The low birth weight baby girl is still being cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and her mother also required further medical care. The other parents and newborns have since been discharged.”