A group of 16 nurses working in the Intensive Care Unit of the Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona, surprised their colleagues when they became pregnant at the same time.
The nurses have just figured out how many they were expecting children at the same time as they happened to join a Facebook group chat for pregnant workers in the hospital.
According to nurse Ashley Atkins, the sheer volume of pregnant nurses in the same department of the hospital has caused employees to wonder what's going on in the water.
Ms. Atkins told CBS -related television station KPHO-TV how the discovery has brought the nurses closer together.
"It's not an easy task If you're pregnant and do not feel well, it's nice to tell stories and get that kind of support, and then find out how helpful your colleagues from you and your management team have been, that is It's a good experience, "she said.
Most nurses will give birth sometime between October and January.
While some may think that the absence of nurses after they give birth can cause complications for the ICU, the hospital is well prepared for contingency.
"We have been planning this for months, hence we are We are very confident that we will have many Intensive Sisters looking after the patients, "explains Heather Francis, Nursing Director at the hospital.
While nurses work as long as possible during their pregnancy, there are certain precautions they need to take now to take care of their babies' health
"Certain infections, and then chemotherapeutics, can be very toxic to the baby Be a fetus, "said Ms. Francis.
The nurses have stated that they often visit the cafeteria of the hospital and that some patients in the hospital have expressed confusion about the number of pregnant nurses in the intensive care unit.
A nurse revealed that a patient had been quite confused: "Are you all pregnant?" While they remain in the hospital.
A number of people have voiced their astonishment at the situation in social media as one person writes : "The new season of Grays Anatomy is crazy."