Sixteen Nurses Get Pregnant at Hospital ICU

Aug 20, 2018, 22:37
Sixteen Nurses Get Pregnant at Hospital ICU

Their due dates range from October to January, but the baby boom is not coming from the maternity ward.

Wow, there really must be something in the water down in Arizona, because a huge number of the nursing staff at the Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, outside of Phoenix, Arizona, have all realised that they are expecting children at the same time.

"We've been planning this for months, so we feel very confident that we're going to have plenty of ICU nurses to take care of patients", stated Heather Francis, Nursing Director at the Banner Desert Medical Centre in Mesa, Arizona.

A group of no less than 16 nurses, all working in the hospital's ICU, got pregnant nearly at the same time.

"I know a couple of us did fertility treatments."That's how I ended up finding out that everyone was pregnant". The baby fever is just a happy coincidence.

"I know a couple of us did fertility treatments", Paige Packard, one of the nurses, said at an August 17 news conference, according to CNN.

Garrow said that as their pregnancies have progressed, the patients have begun noticing that most of the nurses around them are expecting.

She said: "I don't think we realized just how many of us were pregnant until we started a Facebook group".

The nurses said everyone loves to go to the cafeteria together to satisfy the cravings of pregnancy.

All the nurses are eligible for 12 weeks of maternity leave-which would leave the ICU dangerously understaffed if there hadn't been so much time to prepare.