Seven teachers at the same elementary school are all pregnant at the same time.
These teachers work at Oak Street Elementary in Goddard, and they didn't plan for any pregnancy pact. But it's a coincidence that they're welcoming babies within a few months.
Out of the 15 teachers at this elementary school, seven of them expect little ones before October this year.
Having lined up for long term substitutes to take over during each teacher's maternity leave, the principle of the school, Ashley Miller, shared a joke with local news saying:
"What we really need right now is sponsorship from, like, Pampers or Huggies or somebody."
The school wrote, revealing that one of the teachers is expecting twins:
"We are so excited to welcome these EIGHT little tiger cubs to our #265Family! (Yes, we counted correctly.)"
Tara Johnson, a fourth-grade teacher, was the seventh to discover that she was pregnant. And when she told the principal about her pregnancy, the principal was over it.
Principle Ashley Miller reported:
"I was sitting down at my computer, and I had turned around and said to her, 'Are you kidding me?' Then, I had to tell her congratulations."
Tara Johnson said, on KSN local news:
"To me, it just becomes comical because like it was a lot when there were 3 of us and then there were four of us and then there were 5 of us and then there were seven of us, so it just kind of became funny to me at that point."
"To be experiencing life at the same time with these ladies I love so much already is really, really cool and it's a really fun experience."
Another mother-to-be, who was expecting twins, said:
"One of the things the Goddard school district talks about a lot is being one big family. that is one of the things that they really push and really strive for so this kind of proves it."
The teachers shared their joy, saying that they're happy to experience pregnancy and motherhood at the same time.
In another situation in Maine, 9 labor and delivery nurses at Marine Medical Center, Portland were also expecting little ones at the same time, and the hospital shared a photo of eight of the nine mothers-to-be.
The hospital posted on Twitter:
"How's this for a baby boom? 9 of our nurses (8 of whom are in this photo) are expecting babies between April and July! Congratulations!"
Earlier, it had also been reported that wives of seven firefighters in the Salisbury Fire Department in North Carolina are pregnant at the same time.