Banner Desert Medical Center is preparing for 16 new honorary members after making the amazing discovery that multiple nurses in the same department are pregnant. 

August 20, 2018
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Sixteen members of the same nursing staff at Banner Desert Medical Center in Arizona are bonding over one major commonality—they are all pregnant. The seemingly unheard-of coincidence was documented in a Facebook post by one of the expecting nurses Ashley Adkins that pictures all 16 nurses in their scrubs sporting adorable baby bumps.

“Look at all of the ICU nurses pregnant at my hospital!! We are all due between October and January. These babies are lucky to have such amazing Nurse mamas!” Adkins wrote.

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One of the intensive care nurses Rochelle Sherman told ABC News, “I don't think we realized just how many of us were pregnant until we started a Facebook group.”

Imagine how much easier working during a pregnancy must be with 15 other expecting co-workers around you? Sounds like a supportive, understanding staff to be surrounded by.

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ABC also reported that besides gifting each future mom with one-piece baby rompers that read, “Relax! My mom is a Banner nurse!” the hospital is also preparing for the baby boom with a pool of floating nurses responsible for covering shifts during each 12-week maternity leave starting in the fall. The nurses can also expect a group baby shower thrown by their colleagues sometime next week—we can’t think of a better reason to celebrate.

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Congrats to the 16 expecting mothers, and best of luck to Banner Desert Medical Center for making due while each intensive care nurse is out on maternity leave! If there isn’t one yet, a hospital babysitting service or daycare center may just be a worthy investment.

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