HE may not know it yet but little James Jack is a cause for celebration.
The youngster has become the 3,001st baby to be born in the Huddersfield Birth Centre at the Royal Infirmary.
James was born very shortly after the 3,000th baby, whose family wanted to remain anonymous. He weighed in at 7lbs 1oz.
And there were celebrations all round to mark the occasion.
Mum Jennie-Lee Jack, from Crosland Moor, celebrated her 40th birthday with the arrival of little James junior in the week the centre, at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, celebrated its own fifth birthday.
Baby James is Jennie-Lee’s third child and is a special joy following the heartache of two miscarriages for her and husband James.
Jennie-Lee said: “It’s been a very special 40th for me.
“It’s been really nice. The Birth Centre is a very relaxing place and a very private environment to have a baby.”
Birth centre manager, Carol Sarr, said: “Every baby is such an occasion for all the family and we are thrilled to be a part of such a special time.
“We are getting mums coming back to us for their third baby now and that means such a lot to us all here.”
The centre has large en suite rooms with facilities for partners to stay, offering the choice of birth in a less clinical setting and a family-centred approach.
It is equipped with all the latest birthing aids including two birth pools and birthing balls.
The whole staff team is committed to working in partnership with women and their families to achieve a natural and positive birth experience.
Since it opened figures for births have risen annually from 430 in the first year to 640 in the last 12 months.