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Celebrating the best gift of all over the festive period

Posted:  30 December 2021

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Thirty families across West Hertfordshire had the greatest gift of all this festive season as they welcomed their new borns at Watford General Hospital.

Baby girl Nahum was the first baby to arrive on Christmas Day. Proud mum Loredana from Watford welcomed her at 4.03am. Four of the 10 babies born on Christmas Day were from Watford families.

Baby boy Leronymides was born at 8.20pm to proud mum Kathryn and among the two babies born to Hemel families.

Baby boy Martin was welcomed by happy mum Abigail from St Albans.

Baby girl Tamara Urbanowicz just made it into Christmas Day with a 10pm arrival to mum Ewa from Rickmansworth.

The midwifery teams at Watford General Hospital had a busy festive period supporting the arrival of 14 babies on Christmas Eve, 10 on Christmas Day and six on Boxing Day.

Deputy director of midwifery, Bennie Agbagwara-Osuji, said: “It was business as usual for our midwives who work hard all year round to safely bring babies into the world. It was very special to see so many born over the festive season to the delight of their parents.

“Congratulations to all the families who have had an extra special Christmas and many thanks to our staff who helped them.”

Pictured from top left to bottom right is baby baby girl Nahum, baby girl Kanniappan, baby boy Leronymides, baby Tamara Urbanowicz, baby boy Khalsa and baby boy Emmett.

On average, maternity teams deliver 11 babies a day at Watford General Hospital, the main maternity hospital. The trust also provides maternity services from Hemel Hempstead and St Albans hospitals. Find out more at


  1. For more information, please contact the communications team on: 01923 436280 or email: Out of hours, please call the Watford General Hospital switchboard on 01923 244366 and ask for the on call communications manager.
  2. West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust serves people from across Hertfordshire, north London and further afield. It operates from three hospitals: Watford General, St Albans City and Hemel Hempstead. The trust has a catchment area of over 500,000 people and is one of the largest employers locally, with around 5,000 staff and volunteers.
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