South East Wales

Newport mum and daughter both born on leap year day

Nichola Davis and daughter Nevaeh Image copyright Wales News Service

A woman who was born on 29 February has given birth to her daughter on leap year day.

Nichola Davis, 24, of Newport, gave birth to Nevaeh on what was technically her sixth birthday on Monday.

Nevaeh weighed 9lb 1oz when she was born at 02:17 GMT at the city's Royal Gwent Hospital.

Ms Davis said: "It doesn't feel real - everyone says it is incredible. My midwife kept saying 'she'll come on your birthday'."

Midwife Jodie Harper said: "You never see it in this business. This is the first one I've ever heard of."

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