Wisbech baby is 100th arrival at King’s Lynn hospital

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A teenage mum from Wisbech marked a new milestone at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital following the birth of her latest child.

Jameeleigh Boughen, 18, gave birth to her daughter Rubie-Rose Short at the midwife-led birthing unit at the QEH.

Robie-Rose, who was born at 5.44am on March 7, was the 100th child to arrive at the Waterlily Unit since it opened on December 21 last year.

Rubie-Rose was greeted into the world by her father Daniel Short, grandmothers Fiona Horgan and Amanda Jacobs, and her aunt, Alicia Boughen, along with midwife Kayleigh Darling.

Miss Boughen gave birth to Rubie-Rose’s brother Danny last year in the central delivery suite at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and was very pleased that she was able to use the new unit this time around.

She said: “My waters broke 21 hours before I gave birth to Rubie-Rose, but because I was able to use the Waterlily Unit I felt really relaxed during the whole experience.

“It was lovely that I could have my birthing partners with me as it kept me calm, and meant that they could play a part in this special day.

“Kayleigh, my midwife, was wonderful and I want to thank you for the care she showed us all. I am so excited that we had the 100th baby here.”

Fiona Horgan, Rubie-Rose’s grandmother, said: “This is a fantastic unit. We were all made to feel welcome and relaxed.

“It was such a joyous occasion and we are so proud of Jameeleigh. We cannot wait to show Rubie-Rose off to the rest of our family.”