Seven Christmas babies born in Erongo

26 Dec 2018 15:10pm
SWAKOPMUND, 26 DEC (NAMPA) – At least seven healthy babies were delivered in the Erongo Region on Christmas Day, with the highest number of four babies recorded in the Swakopmund State Hospital.
The first baby, a girl was born at 05h15 in the Swakopmund State Hospital, weighing 3.13 kilogrammes.
Baby Tangitate-Messiah Shaanika was born through natural birth by mother Modesta Mutilitha-Shaanika and the two were both doing well and discharged Wednesday afternoon.
This is Mutilitha-Shaanika’s second child and she expressed pride and joy for having birthed her baby girl on Christmas Day, during an interview with Nampa.
“I feel very blessed for this, and this is why we even decided to thank the Lord for the blessing through our child’s name, which is loosely translated into ‘Thank you Father’, the happy mother expressed.
The second baby, a boy was born at the Welwitschia Private Hospital in Walvis Bay at 07h44, according to the statistics provided by Sister Haikela, who was in charge at the time.
The private hospital only delivered one Christmas baby, while the Walvis Bay State Hospital delivered two babies.
Nampa also contacted the Cottage Private Hospital in Swakopmund and the Usakos State Hospital, where no babies were delivered on Tuesday.