Clocks in delivery wards may not be sufficiently accurate to validate birth of “millennium babies”BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7204.260 (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:260
- Jonathan Round, Specialist registrar in paediatrics (firstname.lastname@example.org),
- Nigel Kennea, Specialist registrar in paediatrics (neonatology) (email@example.com)
- 12 Hansler Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 9DJ
- Department of Child Health, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE
EDITOR—There has been much interest recently in “millennium babies” and the many couples who are attempting to have the first baby born in the new millennium. Validation of the “first baby” requires an accurate clock in the labour room, but this may not always be the case.