Chicago hospitals see spike in births after Cubs' World Series win

Cubs celebrate World Series babies

"I think that there is definitely a bit of luck that they all got pregnant right around the World Series", said Dr. Melissa Dennis, an ob-gyn at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Nine months later, celebration of the Cubs' World Series championship continues.

Dr. Melissa Dennis, vice chairwoman of obstetrics and gynecology at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center told ABC News, "The number of births almost doubled in the last few weeks, from an average of five births per day to nine". But now 38 weeks after the extra inning win, Chicago is seeing a baby boom.

The next phase of this story will come when we start seeing the names children in Chicago are being given upon birth.

Born July 17, the Hattingers of Barrington named their World Series baby Theo.

(Dr. Dennis) "A lot of parents will say, well we know what we were doing about nine months back because the entire city of Chicago was".

Addison's mom, Natalie Pelnar, said they found out the day after the Cubs won the World Series that she was pregnant.

After all, their birth is a "miracle" just like that Cubs victory!

To celebrate that, the Cubs headed to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center on Wednesday, bringing along Clark the Cub and some gifts for the newborns, including Cubs onesies and special pinstriped beanies.

"A great leader and somebody to look up to obviously so that's what the Cubs represent for us", said Dave Hattinger, father of World Series baby.

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