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New Year baby joy for first-time mum

Katrina Jones welcomed her new son into the world at 12.02am on 1 January at Heartlands Hospital, making George Jake Rowland the first baby to be born in 2018 at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.

George is 30-year-old Katrina’s first baby and her partner Keith was there to support her throughout the birth. George was born just five hours after Katrina’s waters broke, weighing 7lbs and 5oz.

Katrina, from Castle Bromwich, said: “I was very calm throughout it – I think even the midwife was surprised about how calm and relaxed I was. I spent some time in the birthing pool but George had other ideas and I ended up giving birth to him in the delivery suite. I’m head over heels in love with him already.”

Katrina’s mum and nanny to George, Lisa Hughes, said: “Katrina attended all of her antenatal classes and even paid to go to some private sessions too, to make sure she was ready for George to arrive. I am so proud of her for bringing my first grandchild safely into the world.”

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