These nine nurses who happen to work in the same labor and delivery unit at the biggest hospital in Maine are actually pregnant as well. And get this: they’re all scheduled to give birth within weeks of each other.
Maine Medical Center has announced the positive pandemonium of pregnancy via a Facebook post on Monday. They uploaded a photo of eight of the nine pregnant nurses who were proudly showcasing their baby bumps.
The battalion of infants is expected to be born throughout the months of April to July.
The photo that the hospital uploaded actually depicted the nurses in their typical hospital scrubs holding cards that indicated their respective due dates.
The cards were a mixture of colors showcasing pinks, blues, yellows, and a single green one.
The best part about having these nurses go through their pregnancies together is that they are always there to support one another as they go through the challenges of carrying a little one in the womb. Reports also say that they all plan to be there for each other during the delivery process.
“After each one of us started to say, ‘We’re pregnant,’ I think it was a happier announcement each time, and we’re all there for each other,” said nurse Erin Grenier.
“There’s been times where we’ve been the patient. So it’s been great to have each other either being our nurse or just being there for us, sending us a message, checking in on us making sure everything is okay,” she went on to say.
The expectant mothers have said that it has been really nice and comforting to know that they’re getting so much support at the workplace.
“It’s really nice coming to work and seeing other people who are just as pregnant and watching their bellies pop and just talking about these experiences that we are going through together,” explained nurse Amanda Spear.
“I think that they tend to feel comforted and they also tend to find that it’s a common ground between us,” said Nurse Nicole Goldberg in an interview to WGME.
“I don’t think it hit home until we took a picture and it was on social media and we were getting all this attention,” commented Nurse Lonnie Soucie. “And then it was like, ‘Whoa, you weren’t kidding!’”
Nurse Rachel Stellmach is pregnant with her fourth child. “It’s great to talk to everyone. Troubleshoot and answer questions too, since I’m kind of a pro,” Stellmach said of the situation.
Nurse Holly Selby also weighed in on the situation. “I think we’re looking forward to raising our babies together. To having friends, playdates and continuing the support of having shared experiences of all having babies together.”
The hospital has said that all nine of the women are professionally registered nurses. And they also say that they are fully prepared to cover the nurses’ shifts once they are off on their maternity leaves.