Gladstone in top five birth rate

By NATALIE PEUTnataliep@gladstoneobserver.com.au

GLADSTONE made it to the top five for birth rates in the cities of Queensland with 476 babies being born last year.

Gladstone Hospital midwife Rebecca Denny took great pleasure in having a hand in the number of babies born last year. Ms Denny said last year was her first year as a midwife.

'I was told that last year was a busy year, however it wasn't any different to the previous years,' she said.

The Gladstone Observer asked Ms Denny what was one of her most memorable births last year.

'Each birth is a wonderful experience and they are all different so it is difficult to pinpoint one,' she said.

'Being a midwife has been one of the most satisfying professions, because it's great to be part of women's child birth experience,' she said.

University Queensland Professor Martin Bell said Gladstone was a fast-growing region.

He said the industry was continually growing, which was bringing the younger families to Gladstone compared to the other cities.



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