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Fantastic! 16 American nurses in an Arizona hospital discovered they're all pregnant

Fantastic! 16 American nurses in an Arizona hospital discovered they're all pregnant

A hospital in the USA state of Arizona has become a center of media attention after 16 of its nurses became pregnant.

There was an unexpected baby boom within their staff of nurses at the Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa.

They are all expecting between October and January.

One of the nurses, Rochelle Sherman, said that they actually didn't realise they were all expecting until they got together on social media and it became clear.

Garrow remarked that as their pregnancies have progressed, patients in the hospital have started noticing that most of the nurses around were heavy with babies.

At a news conference, the women joked that there must be something in the water, or that maybe it was a joint plan for Christmas holidays off.




"It's like we had some kind of pact going on".

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.

These include dealing with contagious illnesses like tuberculosis and shingles, or performing some treatments for cancer patients.

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's officials have also noted that they'll need to have a think about the number of staff that will need to be drafted in when they inevitably have to take the time off to be with their kids. Also, the hospital on Friday, August 17, gave the women one-piece rompers reading, "Relax!"