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Special delivery on Mothers' Day 2017

Date: 22/05/2017


Mothers’ Day 2017 was a busy and joyous day in Cabrini Maternity with four bonny new babies safely delivered at the service located at Cabrini Malvern. 

Celine Williams and partner Thomas welcomed baby Iylah, Danielle Keating and partner Ben welcomed baby Rory, and Nee Zhou and partner Raymond welcomed baby William. The next day, they had the opportunity of meeting one another when they posed for a photograph to mark the exciting milestone in the lives of their families.

For first-time mother Danielle Keating, a hairdresser and husband Ben, a sales representative, baby Rory’s arrival on Mothers’ Day was quite unexpected and in fact, they had thought it “beyond the realm of possibilities”. Their baby was due on 3 May but he took his time, arriving one-and-a-half weeks later weighing 4210 grams and measuring 53 cm in length.

Mr Keating says his wife “absolutely loves birthdays” and that it will make her Mothers’ Day even more special to be celebrating Rory’s birthday on the same day.

The Ormond couple, who have been together almost ten years, have always known they wanted to start a family. “We were very excited to get the news we were expecting and it is exciting to start this next chapter of our lives,” they said. Their hopes for their son is that he will be happy and healthy although his dad secretly hopes Rory will become a famous guitarist.

Cabrini was an easy choice for their maternity care, according to the couple. “We have only heard great things about Cabrini and were happy that our obstetrician Dr Mark Lawrence preferred Cabrini for Rory’s birth,” said Mrs Keating. “Being our first child, we really didn't know what we were doing or what to expect and the care we experienced gave us much needed confidence to look after our little man.”

Mrs Keating says the couple had “such wonderful care at Cabrini” and that she cannot speak highly enough of the service and its “incredible” midwives.

“The care was amazing and everyone we met who cared for us were so helpful and full of good advice when we needed it, nothing was too difficult and we felt in safe hands at all times,” she said. “We would definitely recommend Cabrini, and it would be our hospital choice for any future pregnancies.”