Babies make mums' day, arriving on Mother's Day at St George and Sutherland hospitals

Hello little lady: New parents Michael and Ribka Setiwan with their baby girl Brielle, born on Mother's Day. Picture: John Veage
Hello little lady: New parents Michael and Ribka Setiwan with their baby girl Brielle, born on Mother's Day. Picture: John Veage

Talk about timing.

There was no sleep-in or relaxing breakfast in bed for these two new mums. But there was definitely an unexpected surprise.

Newborn babies decided Mother's Day would be their ideal day of choice to make their appearance.

If born even earlier, the bubs could have shared a birthday with one new recent royal arrival.

But on Mother's Day it was meant to be, and there to welcome their little ones into the world, were two very excited mums.

At St George Hospital, baby girl Brielle was born just after midnight - at 12.57am. She was one of three babies born on Sunday.

Her mother and father, Ribka and Michael Setiawan of Rockdale, welcomed their bub exactly one week earlier than expected.

The maternity ward at Sutherland Hospital was abuzz with the arrival of another baby girl, Zara.

Surprise: Tania and Justin Bell with their daughter, Zara. She also made an early arrival into the world, born on Mother's Day. Picture: John Veage

Surprise: Tania and Justin Bell with their daughter, Zara. She also made an early arrival into the world, born on Mother's Day. Picture: John Veage

Caringbah mum Tania Bell was excited to have a very special Mother's Day present this year - a daughter for her and husband, Justin.

Zara was due on May 21, but she had other plans, and was born at 4.05pm. Four babies were born at Sutherland Hospital on Sunday.

Every bub born in NSW this year receives a bundle of essential items including a sleeping bag, first aid kit, play and change mats, and resources on child development and parental well-being.

Parents receive the Baby Bundle before being discharged from hospital, or after registering their child with NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages in instances where the birth does not occur in a hospital.

The Baby Bundle is part of the NSW government's $157 million parenting package including practical and emotional support to parents.

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