Most of the sixteen pregnant nurses who work together in the intensive care unit at Banner Desert Medical Center pose for a group photograph after attending a news conference where they all talked about being pregnant at the same time, with majority due to give birth between October and January, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz.
A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant. All sixteen of them are due to have their babies between the months of October and February.
A string of maternity leaves is expected to create a rush of absences.
At a news conference, the women joked that there must be something in the water, or that maybe it was a joint plan for Christmas holidays off.
I mean, it's going to work, even if that wasn't their plan. "Certain infections", she said.
While everyone is excited, Heather Francis, Director of Nursing, said there are areas in which the nurses can not work while expecting.
But Ashley Adkins anxious that the other nurses are getting exhausted of their pregnancy-focused conversations.
The hospital's officials have also noted that they'll need to have a think about the number of staff that will need to be drafted in when they inevitably have to take the time off to be with their kids.
The nurses said they all like to go to the cafeteria together to satisfy pregnancy cravings.
The onesies say: "Relax.my mom is a Banner Nurse!"