Record number of babies born at Edmonton hospital in June

June and July are busy months at Edmonton's Grey Nuns Hospital, but Jaime and Jordon Smith didn't notice the hustle and bustle when they welcomed baby Simone on July 10, 2016. Supplied: Covenant Health

There’s a baby boom going on at the Grey Nuns Hospital and some new arrivals from Fort McMurray contributed to the record-breaking month.

In June, 608 babies were born at the hospital, the most it has ever recorded in a single month.

A Grey Nuns unit manager said the total number of official deliveries was 600, which counts the number of mothers who delivered there. The actual number of babies born was 608, since there were eight sets of twins. (One baby from each set of twins was already accounted for since the hospital keeps track of the number of moms who delivered children.)

The record-breaking month also included 11 moms from Fort McMurray, which added to the baby boom.

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The hospital said the previous record was set last July, when the Grey Nuns saw 589 deliveries. This July is also off to a strong start.

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Summer is typically the busiest time of year for births.

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