Arizona Hospital Staff Has 16 Pregnant Nurses At Once


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.

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

16 employees of the medical center "Banner desert" in the U.S. Arizona was pregnant.

I mean, it's going to work, even if that wasn't their plan.

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.

It was "one after another, after another, after another", said Jolene Garrow, another of the pregnant nurses.

"I don't think we realized just how many of us were pregnant until we started a Facebook group", said nurse Rochelle Sherman, who is now eight months pregnant.

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

They also aren't allowed anywhere near the chemotherapy equipment - for obvious reasons.

But Ashley Adkins said that the other nurses might be getting exhausted of pregnancy-focused conversations, saying: "They just roll their eyes: more baby talk".

The hospital is also making sure to keep the pregnant nurses healthy while they're still working.

The overalls reads: "Relax... my mother is a nurse banner!"

A baby bonanza has hit Banner Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit.

And they are not coming from the maternity ward.