First Christmas baby arrives at 00h11 in Windhoek

25 Dec 2018 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 25 DEC (NAMPA) – The Katutura Intermediate Hospital’s maternity ward welcomed the first Christmas baby at 00h11.

The first baby girl was mothered by Loide Isaka and weighed 2.96 kilogrammes (kgs).

In an interview with Nampa on Tuesday, Isaka said she felt very happy and blessed to have delivered her baby girl on Christmas day.

Isaka, who is already a mother of one, said the baby was initially due on 28 November 2018.

“The baby has not yet been given a name,” she said.

By 14h30, a total of 19 babies were born on 25 December at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital.

The Windhoek Central Hospital recorded nine newborns by mid-Christmas Day 2018, with the earliest arrival being that of a baby boy, Immanuel Haingula, born at 02h43.

His mother, Paulina Shiimi, who was due on 18 January 2019, told this agency that both she and the boy’s father were thrilled to welcome their newborn that weighed 3.29 kgs.

According to the staff at the Medi-Clinic, Lady Pohamba and Rhino Park private hospitals, no babies were born by mid-Christmas Day.