THERE were 292 babies born at Whiston Hospital in February 2024 – did you welcome a new arrival?

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust collates all the baby-related data every month detailing how many babies are born – boys and girls – whether there are any sets of twins or triplets and how babies are delivered.

There are stats for the number of babies born in the delivery suite and in sapphire suite

as well as the how many new arrivals experienced skin to skin within an hour of birth.

They also record the busiest day each month for births.

There were 292 babies born at Whiston Hospital last month – 156 boys and 136 girls.

There were four sets of twins and 268 babies experienced skin to skin straight after being born.

Some 183 were vaginal births with 109 caesarean sections and 275 babies were born in the delivery suite with 13 babies born in sapphire suite.

There were four home births and ten water births.

February 16 and 21 were the busiest days of the month with 14 babies being welcomed into the world.

There were 292 babies born in St Helens in February

There were 292 babies born in St Helens in February

Every month we appeal for your pictures of your new babies.

These babies feature in an online article every month and will also appear in a special supplement at the start of next year.


Say hello to February babies born in St Helens in 2024

There's still time to send in your photograph if your baby was born in February this year by using the form at the bottom of this page.

To be included, send us a picture of your newborn along with their full name, the area of St Helens they are from, date of birth and weight using the form below.

Any photographs with missing information will not be included.

Please include a colour photograph rather than black and white and only send close ups rather than montages or filtered pictures.

If you're due to give birth later this year, don't forget to look out for our appeals at the end of each month to send in your photograph.

If you had a baby in January, click here to share a photo

If you had a baby in February, use the link below