Spe­cial de­liv­ery

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Par­ents Kather­ine Soh and Nor­man Ng, pictured with Lisa Mackey, were pleased to wel­come their third child Leya but were shocked when they found out she was a mile­stone baby at Fiona Stan­ley Hos­pi­tal.

CAN­NING Vale res­i­dents Kather­ine Soh and Nor­man Ng were ex­cited to wel­come their third child Leya but they had no idea just how spe­cial she would be.

Born on July 19, Leya was the 10,000th baby born at Fiona Stan­ley Hos­pi­tal since it opened in Oc­to­ber 2014.

Ms Soh said she was sur­prised and amazed to have the mile­stone baby.

“This is our first child born in Aus­tralia, as our older two were born in Sin­ga­pore, so it’s so spe­cial to me, es­pe­cially be­cause she is the 10,000th baby born here,” she said.

“I still can­not be­lieve it. Leya was 2.75kg so she was quite small and she was born the day be­fore her due date.”

Fiona Stan­ley Fre­man­tle Hos­pi­tals Group ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Janet Za­gari said it was an ex­cit­ing mile­stone for the mid­wives and staff at the hos­pi­tal.

“It shows how busy our staff have been since open­ing, help­ing to de­liver al­most 230 ba­bies a month. It truly is a priv­i­lege to be part of so many births in WA,” she said.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d485440

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