BHB welcomes Christmas baby

26 December 2016: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) welcomed Ivy Lily Mount to the world at 11:27pm on Sunday 25 December 2016. Ivy, the daughter of Timothy and Leanne Mount, weighed 8lbs 7oz and was 52 cms long.

Ivy is the Mounts’ second child. They also have a two-year-old daughter Gabriella. Mrs Mount said the two births were very different but both babies are Bermuda holiday ones. Gabriella was born at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital at Cup Match.

“I was so happy that I was able to have her by natural birth and that labour was not induced,” she said. “The maternity ward staff were great! They were so helpful. You would think that they see babies being born all the time and that they wouldn’t be excited, but as she was coming on Christmas Day the atmosphere was celebratory. They were all cheering for me, which was helpful and really nice.”

Ivy was due on 22 December, and the Mounts said they actually expected her to arrive after Christmas Day.

“We had just finished dinner around 3pm when my water broke,” said Mrs Mount. The couple checked into the Maternity Ward around 4pm, and when labour started they still were not sure that Ivy would arrive on Christmas Day.

Leanne admitted that as midnight got closer she made a conscious effort to push for Ivy to come before the date changed. And she was successful. The Mounts said they would be bringing Ivy’s older sister Gabriella in to the ward today (Boxing Day) to meet her new baby sister.

Notes to Editors
The Bermuda Hospitals Board is a quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organisation) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. At the heart of both organisations is high quality care to all patients.

With approximately 1,700 employees, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is Bermuda’s second largest employer. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are the only healthcare organisations in Bermuda accredited by Accreditation Canada, an independent organisation whose role is to help hospitals examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. In addition to providing an extensive list of services for the community, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is part of a referral network that includes some of the world’s leading specialist hospitals.

For more information, please visit www.bermudahospitals.bm or contact the Bermuda Hospitals Board Public Relations Department at publicrelations@bhb.bm.

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