The nine nurses have been helping each other out ever since they have announced their pregnancy and will continue to do so until the army of infants is born.
We don't know if its a mere coincidence or probably just the greatest news ever, but a hospital in Maine has become the talk of the town, thanks to the nine delivery nurses working there. A baby boom is coming to the labor and delivery unit of the hospital, and we are quite certain you might have never heard of this unique occurrence ever before, reports CNN.
Nine nurses who work at the same maternity ward are all pregnant at the same time. Yes, you read that absolutely perfect! Maine Medical Center in Portland, the largest hospital in the state, witnesses not one, but nine colleagues giving birth at the same time.
Imagine coming to work and seeing your colleagues going through exactly what you are-- be it morning sickness, discussing birth plans or even nursery decorations. Sounds like a fun workplace, isn't it?
The labor and delivery nurses at the hospital are all due between April and July. "After each one of us started to say, 'We're pregnant,' I think it was a happier kind of announcement each time, and we're all there for each other," nurse Erin Grenier was quoted as saying by CNN.
Grenier, an RN at Maine Medical Center, is expecting her baby first out of the nine pregnant attendants on the L&D floor at the hospital. "I guess I started a trend!" Grenier joked. The nine nurses are Erin Grenier, Rachel Stellmach, Brittney Verville, Lonnie Soucie, Amanda Spear, Samantha Giglio, Nicole Goldberg, Nicole Barnes, and Holly Selby.
All nine nurses are not giving birth to their first child. Some of them are expecting their first kid while others are having their second or even fourth child.
The hospital confirmed the baby boom on social media and even congratulated the mothers. “How’s this for a baby boom?” the statement reads. “Nine of our nurses… are expecting babies between April and July! Congratulations!”
Apart from social media users congratulating the nine pregnant nurses, one common question that they all had was about the staffing issue, especially during the time of their delivery. "Don't worry! We have a plan," the social media handle of the hospital had something in store.
"With several months to prepare, the hospital has proactively planned to cover all those shifts," they confirmed. The hospital added that the floor’s 'baby boom' has been 'a bonding experience' for the women. "I think it’s comforting knowing we’re all in this together," RN Giglio stated.
There are currently 80 registered nurses working in the labor and delivery unit so, covering the shifts shouldn't be a problem as many expect it to be.
The nine nurses have been helping each other out ever since they have announced their pregnancy and will continue to do so until the army of infants is born. "It is really nice coming to work and seeing other people who are just as pregnant watching their bellies pop and just talking about these experiences that we are going through together," nurse Amanda Spear told WMTW.
As far as photoshoot goes for the unique story, they have been pictured by many, who are in awe of this wonderful journey. And what's more? They even intend to take a photoshoot once the babies arrive and rest assured, it is going to be one epic moment to capture.
According to NBC News, what's even more beautiful is that the women had all been friends before the pregnancies. They are beyond excited to go through their respective journeys together.
When describing how they felt after they came to know about each others' pregnancies, a nurse had only one word to react with -- WOAH! “Between all of these babies and some of us have other children I think we probably could field a football team,” another joked.
We hope that all the nine nurses give birth to nine healthy babies and have a wonderful time with the beautiful journey that is motherhood.