We spoke to two Nottinghamshire families who welcomed their newborns on the very same day the NHS turned 72.
Baby boy Veerun Singh Mahil, born at Nottingham City Hospital.
First time mum, Jaskiren, of Mapperley Nottingham, gave birth to a healthy baby boy on the 72nd birthday of the NHS, Sunday 5th July 2020. Weighing in at 7lbs 8oz, baby Veerun arrived 5 days later than planned, at the City Hospital.
“It was a very special day made even more special by giving birth to my son on the birthday of the NHS. I wanted to join in for the 5pm clap but I was a bit preoccupied with delivering my baby boy!
Giving birth during a global pandemic was admittedly quite scary, but the midwives at Nottingham University Hospital were incredible and I couldn’t have done it without them, thank you” says new mother Jaskiren.
Veerun Singh Mahil, born 5th July 2020.
Baby boy Hudson Bentley, born at the Queen's Medical Centre.
First time mum Natalie, of Sandiacre Nottingham, gave birth one day after her due date, welcoming the arrival of baby Hudson on 5th July 2020.
Born at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Hudson weighed 8lbs 7oz, and arrived just a few minutes before lunch time on the NHS 72nd birthday. Natalie is now at home with her husband Roy, enjoying and adapting to parenthood. She says:
“It is very special for our baby boy to share his birthday with the NHS, particularly at this time in the NHS’ history. Thank you to all at the QMC for making our experience of giving birth a very positive one, despite the current circumstances”.
Hudson Bentley, with his mother Natalie and his father Roy.