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Mom Reut Bar Ilan with her historic baby girl, Feb. 2, 2022.

Congratulations to the mother who gave birth in a kind of historic event that was recorded in the Maternal and Newborn Division of Padeh-Poriya Medical Center near Teveria: Mother Reut Bar Ilan gave birth to a baby daughter on 2.2.2022, at 2:22 in the morning. The next time something like that will happen would be more than a thousand years from now, on 3.3.3033, at 3:33 AM. Tiem travelers, start your engines.

Reut, who lives in Mitzpe Netofa, a religious community in northern Israel, did not plan to give birth on the special date. She arrived in labor at the maternity ward on 2.2.22 after midnight and was transferred to the delivery room, accompanied by midwife Tal Stern.


Reut recalled, “My due date was January 1, two days ago. When we talked about the date, my boys jokingly asked me to postpone the birth to 2.2. One of the boys even suggested that I give birth on 2.2.22 at 2 in the morning, and I laughed and told him he was exaggerating … so I was probably wrong,” she laughed.

“During the birth, I didn’t notice what time it was until the midwife Tal told me we scored a goal at 2:22. Only then did I realize that we really had a very special time and managed to hit the date and time the kids had asked for. Also, today is Rosh Chodesh Adar, a month full of joy … I had an amazing experience, I am full of joy. Nothing comes even close to the happiness of these moments,” Reut said, adding, “I want to thank Tal Stern, the amazing midwife who accompanied me throughout the birth, supported, and helped.”

Tal Stern, the midwife, said, “The birth developed very quickly, we weren’t paying attention to the time and weren’t aiming for that time. It was only after the baby had come out into the world that I looked at the clock and noticed the special time on the special date. There’s no doubt that this is a great girl, and I wish her and her family a great life.”

The parents have not yet picked a name for their baby girl, who has four brothers she needs to get acquainted with.

No hurry.


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