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Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City hospitals celebrate New Year arrivals

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City hospitals celebrate New Year arrivals

Monday, January 01, 2024, 17:35 GMT+7
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City hospitals celebrate New Year arrivals
Phan Xuan Phu, a resident in Thu Duc City, under Ho Chi Minh City, stays beside his wife and child, who was born in the wee hours of New Year’s Eve at Tu Du Hospital. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Newborns brought joy and excitement to their parents at the transitional moment between the old and new years, landing them among the first babies born in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in 2024.

At exactly midnight of the 2024 New Year's Eve, the three babies came into the world through the vaginal delivery at Tu Du Hospital.

Phan Xuan Phu, residing in Thu Duc City, under Ho Chi Minh City, said his wife went into labor one hour before New Year’s Eve and was rushed to the hospital.

"My family has been blessed with two daughters, and I am overjoyed to welcome a son as my third child. The safety and health of both my wife and child touched my heart," Phu confided.

"I never imagined that our child would be born at such a special time. We now have a new member in our family as we step into the new year."

A baby cries at birth on New Year’s Eve. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

A baby cries at birth on New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Doan Thi Thanh (wearing face mask), a midwife at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, shares the joy of a mother. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Doan Thi Thanh, a midwife at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, shares the joy of a mother on New Year's Eve. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Duong Thi Dieu, a midwife at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, says she works on both the New Year’s Eve and the Lunar New Year’s Eve this year.

Duong Thi Dieu, a midwife at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, says she works on both New Year’s Eve and Lunar New Year’s Eve this year.

New Year’s Eve is a special moment to welcome newborns to this world. Therefore, Tu Du Hospital prepared gifts to welcome these special citizens.

Le Phi Lam, residing in Thu Duc City, had witnessed his wife’s pain for two days before his child made her entrance into the world at exactly 0:00 on Monday.

“My daughter was born at exactly 0:00, the transition moment between the old year and the new year. This is a big gift for my family," Lam said.

“I name my daughter Linh Dan. She was born safely in the arms of doctors, so I want to give a big thank you to medical workers at Tu Du for wholeheartedly taking care of my wife and daughter.”

Linh Dan, who was born at exactly 0:00 am on January 1, 2024.

Linh Dan, who was born at exactly 0:00 on January 1, 2024 in Ho Chi Minh City

A newborn who comes into the world on New Year’s Eve.

A newborn who came into the world on New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City

Phan Xuan Phuc who was born safely and healthily at the midnight of the New Year’s Eve. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Phan Xuan Phuc, who was born safely and healthily at midnight on New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Duong Thi Dieu, a midwife with 20 years of experience at the hospital, emphasized the uniqueness of a baby's birth, especially when they are born at midnight on New Year's Eve.

She highlighted that such births are a bit more special, as they occur at the transitional moment between the old and new years.

"No matter how many years pass, I firmly believe that every time I hear a baby crying in delivery and operating rooms, it will evoke the emotions of happiness and hope," Dieu said.

Tu Du Hospital gives presents to the families which welcome new members on the New Year’s Eve.

Tu Du Hospital staff give presents to the families that welcomed new members on New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City.

Medical workers at Tu Du Hospital on their special working day.

Medical workers pose at Tu Du Hospital on their special working day.

At the National Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Hanoi, a newborn named Tran Huu Nghi also made his arrival in the wee hours of Monday. At the time, doctors clapped their hands to congratulate his family.

The boy was born naturally and weighed 3.1 kilograms upon delivery.

In Hanoi, the National Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology welcomes some 80 newborns a day, according to Dinh Anh Tuan, head of the maternal and child health department under the Ministry of Health.

It welcomed three babies through the vaginal delivery on the 2024 New Year’s Eve.

Dinh Anh Tuan (R), head of the Maternal and Child Health Department under the Ministry of Health, gives a present to the family of Tran Huu Nghi, who was born on the 2024 New Year’s Eve. Photo: Hong Ha / Tuoi Tre

Dinh Anh Tuan (R), head of the maternal and child health department under the Ministry of Health, gives a present to the family of Tran Huu Nghi, who was born on the 2024 New Year’s Eve in Hanoi. Photo: Hong Ha / Tuoi Tre

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