Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

Credit PA

Credit PA

Wow, there really must be something in the water down in Arizona, because a huge number of the nursing staff at the Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, outside of Phoenix, Arizona, have all realised that they are expecting children at the same time.

The onesies say: "Relax.my mom is a Banner Nurse!"

Sixteen nurses who work in the ICU are all pregnant at the same time.

"That's how I ended up finding out that everyone was pregnant".

"I know a couple of us did fertility treatments", nurse Paige Packard said at a news conference Friday.

"Baby fever is simply a happy coincidence", - she concluded.

According to reports, the pregnant nurses said they all like to go to the cafeteria together to satisfy their cravings.

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.

The nurses say that they didn't realize how many of them were pregnant at the same time until they created a Facebook group chat, where members kept getting added.

Nurse Jolene Garrow described it as "one after another after another".

They will go on maternity leave for 12 weeks.

One of the women said she and another nurse discovered they were pregnant, and were surprised to find that many of their colleagues are also expecting.

"The next day there were pickles and olives", the nurse said.

That's 10% of the nursing staff in the intensive care unit, and patients have started to notice the high pregnancy rate, the nurses said.

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