Maine hospital, which is the largest in Portland where 9 of the nurses ‘working in the labour and delivery unit of the same hospital’ are expecting babies in the next couple of months.
A Facebook post put out by Maine Medical Centre depicts nine pregnant ladies posing for a photograph and all the babies are scheduled to be born between April and July.
Interestingly, the women were seen holding cards in a variety of colours like pink, blue, yellow and green, and they said they were happy to be able to experience their pregnancies altogether.
“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,” nurse Erin Grenier told WMTV.
“There have 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 added.
Another nurse identified as Amanda Spear said, “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.”
“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,” registered nurse Holly Selby said.
The women were stunned to see so much attention given to them on social media platforms.
“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 added. “And then it was like, ‘Whoa, you weren’t kidding!'”
“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,” Holly Selby said.
The hospital confirmed that the shifts would be ‘totally covered’ for the duration of their maternity leave.