A street with a lockdown baby boom and SIX women falling pregnant at the same time has welcomed its first new arrival.
The expectant mums all live on the same side of Cloud Hill Avenue in St George, Bristol.
They are all due in the next few months, with the final tot due in August.
The women are staying in touch online and doing yoga classes together – on Zoom.
Jenni Parkinson, 37, and partner Ric Ventura, has now had the first of the sixth after she gave birth to her second child, Summer, on Thursday.
The 37-year-old, who runs a community music organisation, said Clouds Hill Avenue is buzzing after all the pregnancies.
She said: “We’re all friends so we just kind of announced them to each other one-by-one, and then suddenly there was a whole group of us,
“All the announcements came within a couple of weeks of each other.
“I think it’s probably down to a combination of things; the place we live is the perfect place for having a family,
“People move here because they’re thinking of having one or they realise it would be a great place to start one after moving in,
“I don’t know if the lockdown encouraged it or not or, but I think everyone needs some hope in their lives right now.”
The social street is set up perfectly for young families, with a strong community spirit and St George Park just a few steps away.
Jenni added: “I’m looking forward to the summer and hopefully we’ll be allowed to socialise a bit more, as summers in the park with lots of children will be really lovely
“Some of us have other children and were pregnant together the first time round, so before lockdown we’d like swap kids for playdates,
“There were quite a lot of arrangements like that on this one street, and I think it’s totally unique in that way!”
Yoga teacher Ailie Tam, 36, is due to give birth to her second child in August with her husband Ben.
She wrote on Facebook: “What can I say, I live on a very fertile street”
Catherine Gilmore, 31, is pregnant for the first time with Michael Malay,
TV producer Victoria Bromley, 36, and her husband David Hume are expecting their second child in July.
They already have a two-year-old toddler named Freddie.
Caroline Hardman, 33, and her husband Matt, have a one-year-old daughter called Ruth, and are expecting their second.
The sixth mum-to-be no longer lives on the fertile street, but discovered she was pregnant whilst living there.
All the babies are due throughout the year and the mum’s can’t wait for all the little ones to meet each other!