There’s a baby boom at a suburban Arizona hospital after 16 intensive care nurses discovered they are all pregnant.
The 16 nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Phoenix joked that they thought there was ‘something in the water‘, when they discovered that they are all expecting babies between October and January.
One of the nurses, Rochelle Sherman, said that they hadn’t realized just how many of them were pregnant until they started their Facebook group.
Another nurse, Jolene Garrow, joked that they all formulated this plan so they can have the holidays off. She adds that even the patients have begun noticing that most of the nurses at the hospital are pregnant.
Their non-pregnant colleagues have been great at helping the patients that the pregnant nurses should not be exposed to because of their conditions or treatments that can be harmful to the expectant women.
Nurse Ashley Adkins worried that the other, non-pregnant nurses are getting tired of their pregnancy-focus talks. ‘They just roll their eyes!’ – she laughs.
According to the hospital officials, the Banner medical center chain has a number of floating nurses in order to ensure shifts are covered when their pregnant nursing specialists begin taking their maternity leaves.
Their colleagues are throwing a group baby shower the following week, and the hospital gave the women one-piece rompers reading:
“Relax! My mom is a Banner nurse!”