Is Ann the world’s seven billionth baby?

World's 7 billionth baby?'Alison and Brian Davis with new baby Ann, eighteen month old Isobel and Alison's parents Helen and Richard Young.'114410b.. Picture Kevin Allen
World's 7 billionth baby?'Alison and Brian Davis with new baby Ann, eighteen month old Isobel and Alison's parents Helen and Richard Young.'114410b.. Picture Kevin Allen

BABIES born at Scarborough hospital yesterday were welcomed as some of the world’s “seven billionth” babies on the day the global population reached the milestone.

The United Nations estimated that somewhere in the world the seven billionth baby will have been born yesterday.

However, there was no way of knowing exactly which of the millions of babies born around the globe will have been the seven billionth.

By lunchtime yesterday Scarborough Hospital Midwifery Led Unit had already welcomed three babies into the world with more mothers going in to labour.

One of those born was Ann Davis, who arrived at 9.05am weighing 7.5lbs.

Proud parents Alison and Brian Davis, of Malton, said they didn’t know the world’s seven billionth baby was due the same day as their arrival, but it was “nice” their daughter was born on a “special day globally”.

Ann was delivered by Malton midwife Tracy Brame in one of the hospital’s new birthing pools in the Midwifery Led Unit.