The Black Country babies born on Christmas Day

Parents across the Black Country and Staffordshire enjoyed an extra special present as their own bundles of joy were born on Christmas Day.

Parents across the Black Country and Staffordshire enjoyed an extra special present as their own bundles of joy were born on Christmas Day.

Dozens of babies were delivered in the region throughout Saturday.

Celebrating their first child, Taylor, were 28-year-old telesales worker Clair Witcomb and Carphone Warehouse employee Paul Davies, 29, of Marshall Road, Willenhall.

The couple had been expecting their son, who weighed in at 7lb 6oz at just after 11am, to arrive on December 16.

Clair said: "He is beautiful and it was lovely to have him on Christmas Day." Bank worker Balwinder Gill gave birth to her second child at 10.35pm on Christmas Day - ahead of the expected January 2 due date.

She and husband Kulwinder, a 34-year-old IT worker, have yet to settle on a name for the 6lb 13oz new arrival who has a three-year-old brother, Aman.

Mrs Gill, aged 33, of Yale Road, said: "It feels great to be a mum again and was a nice Christmas present."

At New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton there were 11 new-borns, with six boys and five girls. Midwife Nicky Dillion said: "We were extremely busy. An average number of babies would be six or seven."

At Sandwell General Hospital there were six deliveries but there were only two at Stafford Hospital.

At Walsall Manor Hospital there were 10 new Christmas Day arrivals, of which seven were boys.

The hospital was selected to feature on the Channel 4 programme One Born at Christmas and head of midwifery Karen Palmer gave a live update on the number being born on Saturday.