By Ralph Schwartz
Update: The hospital has confirmed the number — 17 births on Wednesday, May 23. The post below has been changed to reflect this.
We heard from St Joseph hospital’s public relations office that the Childbirth Center brought 17 babies into the world on Wednesday, May 23.
Seventeen babies (10 boys, seven girls) is a one-day record for the center, which on a typical day delivers five babies, hospital spokeswoman Amy Cloud said.
We have a three-day weekend coming up, so it’s probably worth noting that an estimator-of-conception calculator at the hospital pegs these 17 conceptions at Labor Day weekend 2011.