Nine Babies on the Way at West Ridge Care Center

By Heather Hubbs, Reporter

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - West Ridge Care Center in Cedar Rapids is usually a place that focuses on those in their golden years.
But right now it’s a much younger that’s getting all the attention.
There are not one, not two, not three, but eight staff members at West Ridge are currently pregnant. And a ninth male employee has a wife who is expecting, which is giving everyone a glow.

August 6th, August 31st, September 6th, September 26th, November 5th, November 22, November 27th, December 7th.

With baby bumps abound, it seems there's something in the water at West Ridge Care Center

"Don't drink it, one you drink it it's a domino effect," said Andrea Heidt.

Andrea Heidt would know, she's the one who started what has turned into baby mania

"[I realized it was more than one or two] after about the 3rd or 4th one said they were pregnant," said Heidt.

Brittney Pasker was momma to be number 4.

"It’s like oh my gosh there's a lot of us," said Pasker.

It was actually one of the residents at the center who told Brittney she was expecting.

"I was sitting down next to him and he says are you pregnant and I said no I'm not and he said I think you are and I went home that night and took the test and I was," said Pasker.

These moms to be aren't the only ones with baby bliss, the residents are also swooning over the growing bellies.

"They are so excited they can't believe we have 9 people," said Pasker.

"Some rub our bellies a lot of then ask how far along we are," said Heidt.

By the end of the year all these women will have given birth.
And just a few years from now West Ridge will be able to fill a baseball diamond with a team of their own.

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