South Yorkshire MP praises NHS staff after birth of first child

Alexander Stafford, MP for Rother Valley, and his wife Natalie have praised NHS staff after welcoming their new baby girl into the world.

Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 2:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 3:55 pm

Baby Persephone, named after the Greek goddess of spring, was born in the early hours of St George's Day, weighing 7lb 11oz.

Mr Stafford praised staff on the labour ward of Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital who looked after the pair and gave a special thanks to the midwives who were by his wife's side throughout the delivery process.

He said both mother and baby are doing well at home, after a stay in hospital.

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Alexander Stafford, MP for Rother Valley and his wife Natalie with baby Persephone

Mr Stafford said: “It's a very exciting time , I've had a day and a half getting to know her.

"Persephone was born on St George's day, and because of the coronavirus, I couldn't visit - a couple of hours after the birth I had to leave, and didn't see them for four days.”