St Helena babies

Last night I was in the hospital for the birth of another beautiful little ‘saint’ – as the locals are called. This little poppet arrived nice and normally at 5.30am.

There are around 30 to 35 births on the island each year. Since my last visit, the local newspaper has started a lovely tradition of having a photographer visit the new parents to photo the baby a week or so after it’s arrival. The photo and a little accompanying article is then put in the weekly Sentinel or Independent papers. As these are also on the internet and freely available for download, I thought I would share them with you. Including last night’s arrival, I’ve been present for four births this time – one Caesarian Section and three normal – all girls. There are only 2 more expected during my ‘watch’, though one other is due just after I leave, so may also keep me busy.

Here are the first two little beauties:



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