- 16 nurses are expecting at once in a hospital at Arizona in the US
- The group's first birth is expected in September and the last in January
Sixteen nurses at a hospital in Mesa, Arizona have all concurrently gotten pregnant, to the surprise of many.
The number of pregnant nurses at the hospital amounts to 10% of the nursing staff in the intensive care unit.
All the nurses are expected to successfully deliver their babies by the end of January 2019.
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The earliest delivery among them is expected somewhere around September, whiles the group’s last birth is expected in January.
Despite the surprising nature of their concurrent pregnancies and the possibility of denying the hospital a chunk of its staff when they deliver, the nurses are in good spirits.
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 don't think we realised just how many of us were pregnant until we started a Facebook group.
"It's like we had some kind of pact going on,” one of the pregnant nurses by the name Rochelle Sherman is quoted as saying by the BBC.
Another pregnant nurse Jolene Garrow was grateful to her colleagues for steeping in to do jobs pregnant women cannot do.
These include dealing with contagious illnesses like tuberculosis and shingles, or performing some treatments for cancer patients.
All the pregnant nurses are set to go on a 12-week maternity leave but first the staff of the hospital have decided to throw a joint baby shower for all the women.
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