Proud parents had an extra special reason to celebrate the arrival of 2015 as they welcomed their babies in the world on New Year’s Day.
New mum Mandeep Sangha, 26, of North Wingfield, gave birth to a healthy baby boy at 3.59am in Chesterfield Royal Hospital weighing eight pounds and 12 ounces.
Husband Sunny, 28, said his wife was exhausted and he felt in shock following the ordeal, which took 74 hours.
“It was quite dramatic,” he said. “She’s been through a lot.
“We went to the hospital about four times.
“The contractions were increasing and slowing down and the pain relief was slowing the contractions down.”
He said eventually Mandeep had an epidural, which helped, however at the last minute the doctors told Mandeep she would have to have a Cesarian as the baby’s heart rate had dropped.
Sunny was not allowed in the operating theatre while the procedure took place.
“I was just sat outside with my hands clenched praying the bay was okay and then all I heard was these loud screams. I was happy but at the same time worried because I was thinking about how my wife was.”
The baby, who the couple has named Syras, is now doing well.
“He’s fantastic,” Sunny, who added. “He’s crying, sleeping, crying, sleeping.”
He gave his thanks to the team at Chesterfield Royal Hospital who helped bring his son into the world.
“We’ve been through a lot but without them it could have been a lot worse.
On the same morning Nathalie Wright, of Dronfield, gave birth to a girl weighing nine pounds and 13 and a half ounces at 1.54am.
Claire Jenkins, of Tansley, also gave birth to a girl weighing seven pounds one ounce at 5.57am.
In the afternoon, Michaela Newton, of Renishaw, gave birth to a boy weighing ten pounds at 4.10pm, Rebecca Padley, of Eckington, had a girl weighing five pounds and nine ounces at 5.21pm and Lisa Hill, of Danesmoor, had a girl weighing seven pounds and seven and a half ounces at 7.19am.
Elsewhere, on the Jessop Wing of Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, Catherine Bywaters, 37, and her husband Mike, 36, of Ridgeway, welcomed their baby girl, Aoife Lily, into the world at 1.21am.
Catherine said: “This is certainly a very special new year, not one we will forget.”
To view a slideshow of babies born on New Year’s Day, click on the link above.