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Monday, 22 September 2014

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Woman has baby - and didn't even know she was pregnant

There's definitely something in the water at one Carlisle pub.

Borer Terrier babies photo
Landlady Julie Brown, right, with, from left, her son Daniel Connelly and his 10-month-old son Jack, Racheal Dixon and Becky Taylor

Three barmaids at the Border Terrier in Morton found out they were pregnant within weeks of each other.

And a fourth worker has just given birth to a bouncing baby boy – despite not having a clue she was expecting.

Landlady Julie Brown reckons there must be some kind of mystery substance in the drinks.

She said: “I think there’s something in the water here. I used to work in a pet shop and we would laugh and joke about anyone who sat on this one particular stool there.

“That’s because three of us got pregnant at about the same time and it looks like the curse has followed me!”

It all started when Julie’s son Daniel Connelly and his girlfriend Charlotte Foster had baby Jack on March 12 last year.

It quickly passed on to Racheal Dixon – the partner of Julie’s other son Darren Ellis – who found out in July she was expecting a girl.

Next up was Becky Taylor who is 26 weeks pregnant, and another barmaid, who doesn’t want to be named, was also given the happy news recently.

But the most bizarre case surely belongs to Liesa Dunn, who gave birth to healthy boy Ben on Monday. She went into hospital late Sunday night after complaining of feeling unwell and within hours had become a mum for the second time.

It proved to be the ultimate surprise delivery for Liesa and her husband Ian, who fittingly works as a postman.

Julie said: “She hadn’t been well for quite a while and a couple of us suspected she might have been pregnant but Liesa genuinely had no idea

“She even had x-rays in hospital but nothing showed up!

“We’re absolutely thrilled for her.”

However the baby boom has left Julie with a serious dilemma.

She joked: “I’m the only female member of staff left now – but I won’t be hiring any more girls if I can help it!”

Racheal added: “I find it hilarious – it’s got to be the curse of the Terrier.”

And Becky said: “My pregnancy certainly wasn’t a shock...I’ve been constantly pregnant for about three years now anyway!”

Meanwhile Julie had some wise words of advice for any unsuspecting females visiting her pub: “Don’t drink the water in the Border Terrier!”

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