Busy Christmas Day at QEH, 8 babies born Loop Barbados

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It was a bountiful and busy day on the Labour Ward of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) on Christmas Day.

Eight babies were delivered on December 25, 2022, with a girl – Khalessi St Pierre – being the first at 1:15 am. Her mother Theresa St Pierre was ecstatic to welcome the birth of her first child. At seven pounds, Khalessi appeared like she was eager to take in the sights and sounds. She due on December 18 but clearly had other plans.

Khalessi’s mom, Theresa, shared that it was a bittersweet moment, who recalled that her mother who passed away in September this year, predicted Khalessi’s birth.

“My mom who passed away in September told me she wouldn’t come to Christmas.”

Twenty-year-old Keba Springer delivered the second Christmas baby – Ariyah Harewood-Springer – at 3:32 am. The exhausted new mom was elated to see her bouncing girl. She revealed that Ariyah’s birth date was always going to be special because she was due January 1.

When the sun rose, Nadesha Lashley, followed at 7:18 am welcoming T’Leah Browne. Born at six pounds, this is Nadesha’s second child.

First-time mom, Barbadian-born Cheriann Greene was supposed to be on a flight to New York on Christmas Day. Instead, she was in the labour ward at the QEH holding her son Jaxon Vaughan-Greene. Weighing in at five pounds, Jaxon was delivered at 7:50 am, he was the first boy.

Over an hour later, Fayo Oluyadi, the second boy, who is a rainbow baby, was born weighing seven pounds. His mother Folashade Oluyadi, a Nigerian visiting Barbados, was beaming as she held her son. She was thankful for her safe delivery after suffering from three miscarriages prior.

Three more babies were delivered after midday, two boys and a girl at 12:16 pm, 3:59 pm and 3:22 pm respectively.