Baby boom day to re­mem­ber

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - KELSIE IORIO

A TOWNSVILLE mum has re­counted the in­cred­i­ble story of giv­ing birth dur­ing the re­gion’s baby boom, where 20 ba­bies were born in the same place on the same day.

Alice Ren­nie said she didn’t re­alise the full ex­tent of the ma­ter­nity ward rush at first.

“I had been in labour for three days and had gone up to the hospi­tal three times, but I was sent home each time be­cause they didn’t have a bed for me in the birth suite or the ma­ter­nity ward,” she said.

“I kept think­ing I was go­ing to be that lady that gave birth on the side of the road.”

Af­ter a stress­ful start Ms Ren­nie gave birth to her first child, Freya, on Jan­uary 25 this year. She said she felt lucky to have been a part of a mem­o­rable day.

To add to the crazy odds of Jan­uary 25, Ms Ren­nie said a close friend of hers also gave birth dur­ing Townsville’s baby boom.

Don’t miss next week’s edi­tion of the Townsville Eye which in­cludes a spe­cial photo fea­ture of Townsville ba­bies born in 2018.

ALL SMILES: Alice Ren­nie and Dan Ras­mussen with their daugh­ter Freya.

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