- Not less than sixteen nurses in a hospital in America have found out that they are all pregnant
- The expectant mothers realised their fortune only after they started chatting on a Facebook group
- Apart from their joy of being heavy with babies, the pregnant nurses are also delighted that they will be going on their 12-week maternity leave soon
It has been a pregnancy galore at a suburban Arizona hospital in United States (US) where 16 intensive care nurses recently found out they had all fallen pregnant, Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Speaking about their new found fortune, the nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix on Friday, August 17, said that they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they were all expecting babies.
One of them, Rochelle Sherman, close to eight months in pregnancy, said: “I don’t think we realized just how many of us were pregnant until we started a Facebook group.”
Another expectant mother, Jolene Garrow, jokingly stated: “We all formulated this plan to have the holidays off!”
Garrow remarked that as their pregnancies have progressed, patients in the hospital have started noticing that most of the nurses around were heavy with babies.
She also said that their non-pregnant colleagues have been of immense help at assisting with patients they should not be exposed to because of conditions or treatments that are potentially harmful for expectant women, such as tuberculosis or shingles or chemotherapy due to the radiation.
But Ashley Adkins worried that the other nurses are getting tired of their pregnancy-focused conversations. “They just roll their eyes!” she laughed. “More baby talk!”
Hospital officials noted that the Banner medical center chain has a pool of floating nurses that should ensure shifts are covered when their ICU nursing specialists begin taking their 12-week maternity leaves soon.
The nurses said their colleagues will soon throw a group baby shower. Also, the hospital on Friday, August 17, gave the women one-piece rompers reading, “Relax! My mom is a Banner nurse!”
Adewole said that he had held talks with the ministries of labour and employment along that line. The minister said this on Thursday, August 2, in Abuja at the ministerial briefing and inauguration of the 2018 World Breastfeeding Week and High Level Policy Dialogue on Breastfeeding.
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