BY LYNNISSHA RUNA
NATIONAL Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara recorded a total of fifty-one births during this year’s Holy Easter weekend.
Ms Doris Dudley a Midwife and Clinical Nurse Consultant at the labour ward of the Hospital told the Sunday Isles in an interview on Thursday that NRH recorded the births born on the Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday.
“21 babies; seven males and fourteen females were born on Good Friday, 12 babies, five female and seven male on Holy Saturday and 18 babies, ten females and eight males on Holy Easter Sunday.”
All the babies and their mothers are in good condition while those who were delivered through postnatal section were still on admission responding to treatment.
Ms Dudley said all the babies and their mothers are very happy for their newborn babies.
“There were few teenage mothers given birth to their newborn during the Easter weekend.
“The birth figures recorded in 2019 have shown a slight increase when compared to 2018. It previously recorded 40 babies during the Holy Easter Weekend last year,” she revealed.
Elizabeth Dovo a mother from Ngella has successfully given birth to a healthy son – James Bou.
“Having a baby on Easter Day was indeed a great feeling for me. I have four kids and I have given birth to them in four different months. And now, I am so happy to have given birth to my fifth born child on this month of April and to have celebrated the Holy Easter festive season, I want to thank God for the blessing,” she said.