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16 Pregnant Nurses at the Same Hospital
It is not odd for a hospital to see 16 pregnancies. It is somewhat odd when all 16 are nurses there. [Ashley Atkins, Nurse] "They're wondering what's in the water." [Jolene Garrow, Nurse] "One after another after another after another." [Nurse] "Did we have some kind of pact going on?" The nurses getting pregnant at the same time is just a happy coincidence. There was no pact. Sixteen nurses at Banner Medical Center are due to have babies between October and January. The nurses are still at work, but there are some jobs they cannot do. [Heather Francis, Nursing Director] Certain infections and also chemotherapy drugs can be very toxic to the fetus. Francis said that the hospital is already lining up substitute nurses. [Heather Francis, Nursing Director] "We've been planning for this for months."