Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mum chooses caesarean to beget a ‘triple 11’ baby

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WHILE many couples chose to tie the knot on 11.11.11, the date also proved to be especially auspicious for a number of mothers giving birth to ‘triple 11’ babies.

Among those who gave birth on the special date was Chinese national Yu Xiao Mei, 30, who delivered a baby boy.

“I was supposed to give birth only on Nov 20 but my husband and I decided that we wanted our second child to be born today as it is an auspicious date according to the Chinese lunar calendar.

“My baby boy was subsequently born via a caesarean section at 11.11am on 11.11.11, and weighs a healthy 2.5kg,” said the housewife, who is married to a Malaysian, at the LohGuanLye Specialists Centre on Macalister Road yesterday.

Another happy mother was Cik Darwawatti Mohd Dali, 35, who delivered her baby boy through a caesarean section at 11.11am.

Planned birth: Yu cradling her newborn baby boy delivered at 11.11am on 11.11.11

“My due date was supposed to be Nov 18 but I never expected the baby to arrive earlier,” she said when met at Pantai Mutiara Hospital in Bayan Baru, Penang.

Her husband, Huzaimi Baharom, 35, was gushing with excitement when he welcomed his newborn son who weighed at 2.7kg. The couple have two daughters aged four and 10.

“I am considering naming the baby Muhammad Kashraf which means honest and noble,” said the factory operator.

A Penang Hospital spokesman said the earliest “triple 11” baby in the state was born at midnight. At press time, hospitals in Penang recorded the birth of 23 babies.

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