11 staffers at a hospital are all pregnant on the identical time. They joke there's 'one thing within the water.'

  • No fewer than 11 hospital staffers in the identical unit have been anticipating infants on the identical time.
  • One of many children — a bit boy — was born in Might.
  • The ladies have joked that there “have to be one thing within the water” on the hospital.

Serena Swanson, an authorized registered nurse anesthetist, could not assist however guess why her colleague Grace McManus, an authorized surgical technologist, rushed out of the working room throughout one in all their shifts.

“She seemed inexperienced,” Swanson, who was about 25 weeks’ pregnant on the time, informed Insider. “Often, if it’s a must to depart the OR for no matter cause, it’s a must to ask permission.” 

The 33-year-old added, “It wasn’t like Grace to depart like that.”

Swanson’s being pregnant radar went into overdrive

When she was prepared, McManus revealed she’d been affected by morning illness. Swanson’s hunch was proper.

Her being pregnant radar had gone into overdrive. Coworker after coworker introduced they have been anticipating infants.

Four of the 11 pregnant staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital pose with their colleague, Serena Swanson and her newborn, Everett.

Serena Swanson, far proper together with her son, Everett, and 4 of her 10 pregnant coworkers.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

It turned out that no fewer than 11 ladies within the special-surgery unit at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire, had gotten pregnant on the identical time. Swanson gave start to her son, Everett, earlier this month.

 “We known as ourselves the preglets,” Alexa Hayes, a CRNA like Swanson, mentioned. “We might joke that there was one thing within the water. Do not drink the water.”

Hayes is due in September, whereas her colleague Jenny Miles, a registered nurse, is due subsequent month. Jen Jones, one other CRNA, is due in July, whereas Emily Piche, a post-anesthesia-care unit RN, and Sasha Thomas, the fourth CRNA, are due in August.

All however 2 of the hospital staffers have been first-time moms-to-be

McManus and her fellow surgical technologist Madison Smeal are due in September, together with Hayes. Then Elizabeth Sullivan, an anesthesia technologist, and Justine Brennan, an endoscopy RN, are anticipated to deliver up the rear in October.

Swanson mentioned that three of the moms-to-be had came upon they have been carrying boys, like she had been. One other 4 found they have been pregnant with ladies. Two of the ladies had determined to attend to seek out out their infants’ genders till their births. All however two have been first-time moms-to-be.

Jenny Miles, who is 8 months pregnant, poses in her hospital unit wearing scrubs.

Jenny Miles, who is because of give start in June.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

“I burst into tears when my buddy Jen, who’d been actively making an attempt to get pregnant, informed me that she was having a boy,” Swanson mentioned. “It was a mix of hormones and pleasure.”

She mentioned that the staffers — who have been between ages 23 and 35 — bonded over their mutual pregnancies.

“We have had some nice conversations,” the mother mentioned. “We have been evaluating notes and giving one another suggestions and methods.”

Hayes believes the infants have been partly a results of the workers feeling extra relaxed post-COVID disaster

Hayes, who has a 16-month-old daughter, recommended that the child increase was considerably inevitable. She mentioned that members of the group — largely first-time mothers — have been capable of “take a while” for themselves after working so laborious earlier within the pandemic.

“Now it is post-COVID, I believe we’re all in a great place professionally and relationshipwise,” she added.

Serena Swanson with her newborn son, Everett.

Swanson together with her new child. She was the primary of the 11 hospital staffers to offer start.

Serena Swanson

She mentioned that many of the ladies had totally different managers. Subsequently, she mentioned, after they revealed their pregnancies, the managers did not fear an excessive amount of about securing cowl for after they have been out on maternity depart.

In the meantime, Swanson, who gave start at Wentworth-Douglass, mentioned there had been a variety of pleasure amongst sufferers who obtained to identify bump after bump.

Swanson thinks that the coworkers and their infants will kind an ‘unofficial’ playgroup

“Our scrubs have been dishevelled, so it took awhile for some folks to note,” Swanson mentioned.

She added that one particular person busted her as a result of she wanted assist to push a 300-pound affected person on a stretcher into the working room.

As for the long run, Swanson predicted that the 11 mothers would seemingly kind an “unofficial play group.”

She mentioned: “It is nice that our infants will all be the identical age and born the identical yr.”

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