Baby of the week: Harlow Catherine Ann Bell

Harlow Catherine Ann Bell was born on May 4, 2017 at 12.26am in Forth Valley Royal Hospital, weighing 6lbs 13oz.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 2nd October 2017, 12:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 3:13 pm

THE PARENTS: Mum Amy Bell (30) is a staff nurse, while dad Thomas Bell (31) is a motorbike mechanic. Harlow is the couple’s first baby and the family live in Carronshore.

THE PREGNANCY: “It was terrible” according to Amy, who was constantly sick for over four months. “Then I had only started my maternity leave when I got kept in hospital with signs of pre-eclampsia.”

THE BIRTH: At 34 weeks doctors decided it was too risky to let Amy’s pregnancy continue and she had an emergency section.

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THE BABY: “She is absolutely perfect,” said proud mum. Harlow spent only six days in neo-natal before being allowed home.

THE NAME: “I wanted something completely different. I was one of four in my class at school called Amy and hated it,” said mum. Catherine is after Thomas’s nana and Ann after Amy’s grandma.

THE GRANDPARENTS: Delighted with their first granddaughter are Angela Spiers of Brightons, Vincent Price of Denny and William Bell of Carronshore.

THANKS: Amy and Thomas would like to thank all family and friends, as well as the staff in the labour and neo-natal wards at Forth Valley Royal for their care.