Baby boom at Arizona hospital: 16 nurses pregnant

Leslie Hanson
August 19, 2018

It has been a pregnancy galore at a suburban Arizona hospital in United States (US) where 16 intensive care nurses recently found out that had all taken in, Las Vegas Review Journal reports.

Sixteen nurses who work in the intensive care unit of the Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa are pregnant.

She also said that their non-pregnant colleagues have been of vast 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.

A string of maternity leaves is expected to create a rush of absences.

"They're wondering what's in the water", nurse Ashley Atkinsm said, according to the station. "Did we have some kind of pact going I didn't know about?"

Another said: "We all formulated this plan to have the holidays off!" "Certain infections", she said.

Obviously, being pregnant, there are certain things around the hospital that they just can't do. "Also, chemotherapy rugs can be very toxic to the fetus".

In fact, their colleagues are even throwing them a huge group baby shower next week. The salad bar is said to have been made "pregnancy friendly" by adding an assortment of olives in pickles to the cafeteria's menu. The hospital gave them all one-piece romper which say, "Relax!" Administrators say they've been planning for months to ensure fill-in staff is available when the time comes.

Well, good luck to them all, and to whoever has to come up with the rota over the next few months.

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