Brigitta Suha, 32, and her husband Norbert, 35, welcomed their twin daughters, Veronika and Victoria, on Saturday, January 1. The twins were born 35 minutes apart.
Brigitta was put into induced labour at 10pm on New Year’s Eve at University Hospital Coventry due to her pregnancy being high-ʀɪsᴋ. Veronika was born at 2.54am weighing 5lbs 11oz and was followed shortly by Viktoria at 3.29am weighing 5lb 3oz.
The newborns are the hospital’s first ever set of New Year twins – and Britain’s first pair of twins in 2022. Brigitta and Nobert were delighted to welcome their daughters after enduring two ᴛʀᴀɢɪᴄ ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs in 2020 and 2021.
Brigitta said she experienced heavy ʙʟᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ in the first six weeks of pregnancy and was afraid she would have another ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ. After a pregnancy scan, the couple were surprised to find not one, but two healthy heartbeats and found out they were expecting twins.
Brigitta, who moved to England from Hungary in 2012, said, “The surprise came really early that we were having twins. But it was even more of a surprise to have them born on New Year’s Day. It has been amazing to find out that we were the first twins of 2022. It will be a nice story to tell them when they get older.”
“I had my daughter, Bernadett, in 2019, and then after that, unfortunately, I suffered two ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs, one in 2020 and another in 2021. I went into Coventry early on in this pregnancy because I was ʙʟᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ and was rushed in for scans and found out we were having twins,” she added.
“Their due date was January 20, but I went into labour on New Year’s Eve at 10pm. Obviously, at the time, you are not thinking this could be the first birth of the new year. But the births of both Veronika and Viktoria went really well. They were both natural births. We are both so happy, even though I know we’ll certainly have our hands full,” the happy mom said.
Brigitta praised medics and hospital staff for ensuring a smooth delivery, and said they were just as happy to welcome the twins into the world.
She added, “We had two midwives with us and the health care assistant, who were all amazing. With Cᴏᴠɪᴅ ʀᴇsᴛʀɪᴄᴛɪᴏɴs in place at the hospital, the staff were so helpful and it was a nice experience. We were really happy to share the experience with them – especially after they had been working hard over the Christmas and New Year period.”
Proud dad Norbert, a manufacturing engineer, said the babies are happy and healthy and now enjoying time with their two-year-old big sister Bernadett at home. He added, “Bernadett was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ at first, it was like she thinking ‘what are all those babies doing here?’. But then after a couple of minutes she soon came round to being a big sister. She has started to help with bathing them and look after them. We are all really happy.”