Newborns brought joy and excitement to their parents at the transitional moment between the old and new years, landing them among the first babies born in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in 2024. Phan Xuan Phu, residing in Thu Duc City, under Ho Chi Minh City, said his wife went into labor one hour before New Year’s Eve and was rushed to the hospital. A baby cries at birth on New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi TreDoan Thi Thanh, a midwife at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, shares the joy of a mother on New Year's Eve. Tu Du Hospital staff give presents to the families that welcomed new members on New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City.