Nine nurses who work in the labor and delivery unit at a hospital in Maine are all pregnant and are expecting their babies in the coming months.
Maine Medical Center made the announcement via Facebook on Monday. The Facebook post featured eight of the nine nurses and their bumps.
The pregnant nurses are expecting their babies throughout April and July.
Photos shared by the Portland hospital shows the nurses wearing their hospital scrubs and holding cards indicating their due dates.
The nurses are supporting each other during their pregnancies. WMTW-TV reports they plan to be there for each other’s deliveries.
Nurse Erin Grenier said:
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.
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.
The soon-to-be moms said it has been great to have so much support at work.
“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,” nurse Amanda Spear said.
“I think that they tend to feel comforted and they also tend to find that it’s a common ground between us,” Registered Nurse Nicole Goldberg said 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,” Registered Nurse Lonnie Soucie said. “And then it was like, ‘Whoa, you weren’t kidding!'”
The hospital says all nine of the women are registered nurses and say they are fully prepared to cover the shifts when all nine nurses are off on their maternity leave.