Bundaberg Hospital's Family Unit had one of its busiest ever days on Wednesday with a whooping nine babies born in an eight-hour baby boom.
With thick black hair and weighing a tiny 1.97 kilograms, Spenca Kevill was certainly in a rush to meet her parents Ebony Bury and Nikey Kevill, as she was one of the nine babies born within the eight hours at Bundaberg Hospital’s family unit on 13 May.
Ebony said Spenca Megan Kevill arrived four weeks early and it was a wonderful surprise to know so many other babies were delivered on the same day.
“We all sort of expected her to arrive early, as I was really sick most of the time through my pregnancy,” Ebony said.
“But I was sort of caught unaware, and I didn’t think I would have her on Wednesday.”
Ebony said on Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day, she found out she was two centimetres dilated and she was given medication to slow down the process, but Wednesday morning little Spenca decided it was time to enter the world, and Ebony and Nikey made their way to Bundaberg Hospital.
“On Wednesday morning I started having severe contractions, so decided we had better go to hospital again,” she said.
“We arrived at 10.30am and my waters broke at 12 o’clock and Spenca was here at 2.10pm.”
The first-time mother said she didn’t realise so many other mums were giving birth during the same time, and she praised the midwives for all their support.
She said with the Coronavirus restriction in place, only she and Nikey had been able to meet Spenca who was still being cared for in hospital, and she couldn’t wait to take her home to meet the rest of their families.
Spenca’s nanna Megan Mcmaster said she was thankful the experienced midwives where there to look after both her daughter and granddaughter during the birth.
“We are so very grateful for all the hard-working midwives who are looking after our beautiful little granddaughter, they truly are amazing people,” Megan said.
“I really can’t wait to meet the little princess.”
Bundaberg Hospital thanks maternity staff
On a Facebook post Wide Bay Hospital & Health Service congratulated the families who welcomed a precious new member to their brood and thanked the maternity team for handling such a busy day with their usual compassion and professionalism.
“Talk about baby boom! On Wednesday we had one of our busiest ever days in the Bundaberg Family Unit, with nine babies born in eight hours,” the post read.
“We’re not sure what was happening last August, but it sure led to a bunch of beautiful bubs being born this week.”
- Earlier news: New mums to benefit from extra midwife support