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Baby joy at the triple for co-workers

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There must be something in the water at Gillian’s face and body clinic as three friends and co-workers have coincidentally became pregnant and given birth around the same time — two of them on the same day.

Alexandra Mellor, Natasha Hectorall and Helen Clapham worked together as therapists at the clinic in Devonshire. When Mrs Mellor took a pregnancy test at her work on July 19 last year she was thrilled to find out she was expecting. The news came only weeks after her co-worker Ms Hectorall had discovered she was also expecting.

“Natasha pulled me aside and said ‘I think you are pregnant and so am I!’ I was thrilled to hear her happy news and so happy I was going to have someone going through the same thing as me,” Mrs Mellor said. “I found out that Helen was pregnant a month later and I was shocked. All of us at work said there is something in the water at Gillian's.”

Mrs Mellor and Ms Hectorall went into the final moments of their pregnancies together.

“I was ready to have this baby,“ said Mrs Mellor. “We gave each other a hug after decided to go for it. Our babies must of said to one another ‘see you tomorrow.’”

On March 26, Mrs Hectorall had her son Jack in the late morning while Mrs Mellor gave birth to her daughter Neve in the early evening. Ms Clapham gave birth to her daughter Sophia on June 5.

Looking back on the journey of her pregnancy, Mrs Mellor said: “It was great all of us being pregnant ‘cause we could ask one another how they were feeling and if they were also experiencing this. And also because we are all good friends and we work with each other.”

All three friends had the services of Dr Reese during their exciting moments.

“We all say that she was great. She made us all feel that she cared and had time for us. We all looked forward to seeing her for our appointments and we miss seeing her now.”

Gillian's co-workers Alexandra Mellor and Natasha Hector both had a baby on the same day.
Something in the water? Gillian's co-workers Alexandra Mellor,Natasha Hector and Helen Clapham were all pregnant at the same time. Mrs Mellor and Mrs Hector both had a baby on the same day, while Ms Clapham gave birth last month.

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Published July 23, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated July 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm)

Baby joy at the triple for co-workers

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