The obstetrics unit at Anderson Hospital Pavilion for Women found eight employees were all pregnant at the same time.

Rebecca Eggering, who gave birth to her son Daniel in November, was one of them.
“We’d go in and tell our boss and then a week later another one would go in and tell her that she was pregnant,” Eggering told ABC News.

The small Illinois hospital posted about the pregnancies on their Facebook page, prompting many to wonder how they’d be able to cover all the maternity leave. Eggering says her manager just said she’d ‘figure it out’.

The seven nurses and one nurse’s aide, Susan, Britaney, Ashley, Sara, Rebecca, Gwen, Michele and Stavania all gave birth to healthy and happy baby’s between August and December last year.

The coworkers have decided to dub their eight bundles of joy ‘Elite 8′ and refer to them as baby number 1, 2, 3, etc.

“We all love what we do and we anticipate being here for a long time, so it’s great that our babies will age and grow together,” Eggering said. “They might not think it’s quite as neat when they’re teenagers, but we will.”

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  • Wow that’s amazing! How exciting.


  • Wow, that’s so cool and totally amazing. What a lovely story.


  • There is something in the water at that hospital!!!


  • Aww, imagine 7 other sets of ears to listen and shoulders to lean on.


  • That is so cool, it is always good to have someone to go through pregnancy with


  • That’s remarkable. I hope that they all keep in touch and have reunions when the kids are older.


  • Wow! Instant mums group! Love that all the bubs will have little friends for life and that all the mums will have that support from the other mums in the group as their babies will all go through stages and leaps together. love this!


  • What a lovely story. They sound like a tight knit group


  • What great support they will be for each other but I’m sure a HR nightmare.


  • I bet the manager found it equal parts hilarious and stressful.


  • Wow, that sure will give a bond !

    • I like the relaxed attitude of the head of the ward.


  • A lot of precious babies and I imagine a lot of wonderful friendships now and in the future.


  • There was a similar SItuation at one of the TV stations a few years ago. Either the expectant mums or the Dads to be all had babies within a couple of months. Eveybody was joking about it and said there must be something in the water at the TV station


  • What a lovely article. Congratulations to all!


  • All the babies ????

    • Just realised emojis don’t work. Lol. That was love eyes.


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