Meet the New Year babies born at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

It was a perfect start to 2018 for these couples as they welcomed a tiny new addition into their lives.

Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 9:54 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 10:00 am
New Year's Day baby Jacob Thompson pictured with mum Natalie Marshall, dad Andrew Thompson and sister Olivia Thompson, five.

From now on, New Year’s Day will always be even more special as they got to meet their newborn babies for the very first time.

Safia Abbas, of Kirkstone Road, Dunston, Chesterfield, was the first to give birth on January 1 at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

She gave birth to a baby boy called Ahad, at 3.15am, weighing 5lb 9oz, and she had high praise for the hospital staff.

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New Year's Day baby Ahad Abbas pictured with his parents Mohammad and Safia and sister Amira.

“They were amazing,” she said. “When I got there within five minutes they had arranged everything and within 30 minutes he was born.”

Natalie Marshall, of Leabrooks Road, Somercotes, was the next to give birth to a baby boy called Jacob. He was born at 7.30am, weighing 7lb 3oz.

Natalie said: “It was very traumatic - it was not the easiest of births. I had to have an emergency caesarean section. But he was worth it all - he is absolutely perfect.”

Later in the morning, Ruth Ferguson gave birth to a baby girl, Isabelle, at 8.15am, weighing 6lb 15oz.

New Year' s Day baby Emily May Vickers pictured with dad Colin Vickers and mum Nicola Harrison.

Next was Nicola Harrison, of Penmore Gardens, Chesterfield, who gave birth to Emily May at 10.40am, weighing, 4lb 11oz.

Nicola also could not thank the hospital staff enough.

“They were absolutely amazing,” she said.

“Because she was so little everyone was giving her lots of attention.”

New Year's Day baby Ahad Abbas pictured with his parents Mohammad and Safia and sister Amira.

And Vicky Copley was the last to give birth to a baby girl called Elise, at 4.52pm, weighing 5lb 15oz.

New Year' s Day baby Emily May Vickers pictured with dad Colin Vickers and mum Nicola Harrison.