BARNSLEY Hospital has revealed that more than 220 babies were born last month with more than half of the newborns being boys.

The midwifery unit at the hospital reveal monthly figures detailing the different types of births throughout the month.

The team reported that 226 women gave birth throughout December, with the busiest days being December 3 and December 21 where 11 babies were born on each day.

There were more boys born than girls, with 117 compared to 111.

During December, there were four water births, one home birth, and two sets of twins were born.

The heaviest baby weighed 11 pounds, whereas the smallest was born two pounds and eight ounces.