Baby of the Week

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The birth of Lucie Chelsea Wyper

THE PARENTS: Ashley Martin (26) and bar man David Wyper (27) from Grangemouth.

THE PREGNANCY: The pregnancy was pretty much fine, although morning sickness in the first four months was not good. Ashley was feeling generally in good health and, as the couple had just moved house, she was busy at home getting her house in order and preparing for Lucie’s arrival.

THE BIRTH: Ashley went into labour at 10am on the Tuesday but the baby was reluctant to make an appearance and on the Wednesday evening she was delivered by C-section. David was there to support throughout and, according to Ashley, he was brilliant.

THE BABY: Lucie is a good baby, well contented and only sometimes wakens in the nightime for a feed. Lucie smiles a lot and is a daddy’s girl. When David is about, Ashley does not get a look in!

THE NAME: Jennifer liked the name Lucie and David liked Chelsea and they decided on a compromise to include both.

THE GRANDPARENTS: Lucie is the first grandchild for David and Celia Wyper and also for grandmother Linda Martin.

THANKS: Ashley was cared for by the Rose Team at Forth Valley Hospital and has expressed thanks to all the midwives involved.

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