Sisters celebrate creating their own baby girl boom in Sheffield

Three sisters with three baby daughters, Sarah Flude, Maria Flude and Jessica Tabor with babies Delilah, Rosie and Eva
Three sisters with three baby daughters, Sarah Flude, Maria Flude and Jessica Tabor with babies Delilah, Rosie and Eva
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Motherhood is a real family affair for these three sisters – who have created their own baby girl boom in the north of Sheffield.

Sisters Jessica Tabor, Maria and Sarah Flude all gave birth to baby daughters in the space of just 10 weeks.

Now the close-knit family are preparing for a very special Christmas with their new additions - dubbed their very own ‘little baby club’.

Charity development officer Maria, aged 27, of Ecclesfield, was the first to give birth as she and partner Chris Barlow welcomed Rosie May into the world on July 25.

Exactly a month later younger sister Jessica, aged 24, gave birth to Eva Lily, with husband Kieren by her side in the Jessop Wing.

Little did she know that she was also giving birth in the same labour room as Maria – before being transferred to the same bed in the same ward.

And then just over a month later student Sarah and partner Ashley Birch, of Hillsborough, welcomed Delilah on September 28. Sarah, 29, was already mum to Isaac, seven.

Jessica, who works for an insurance company and lives in Deepcar, said: “We’ve got our own little baby club.

“Our parents are over the moon about it. We call our mum ‘super gran’ and our dad is bursting with pride.

“We’re a really close family anyway and spend every Sunday at our parents house, but this has made us even closer.

“We’re having our first Christmas all together and are planning a party for all our family and friends to celebrate the births in December.” The sisters were surprised when they all became pregnant within a few months of each other – but were more shocked when they found out they were all due to have baby girls.

Jessica, who got married last year, said: “We all decided to find out the sex of our babies and couldn’t believe it when we discovered we were all having girls. We thought one of us would have a boy.

“It has made it extra special that they are all girls. They are all going to grow up together and will go through the same things at the same time. We were really close to our cousins growing up and they’ll be the same.”

University of Sheffield fertility expert Allan Pacey, said: “It’s certainly unusual, but I don’t think it has never been seen before.’’

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