This Hospital Unit Has Six Nurses Who Are Pregnant At The Same Time
There must be something in the air at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, because six nurses at the hospital are pregnant at the same time.
That’s right: All six women — Nina Day, Bethany Stringer, Emily Johnson, Nikki Huth, Sabrina Hudson and Katie Carlton — work together in the hospital’s outpatient hematology and oncology unit. And all of the nurses are due within the next six months.
According to local news station WXII 12, patients have begun calling the crew of nurses “the fabulous six pack.”
“It’s meant to be that we’re supposed to share this journey together and it is truly special,” nurse Nina Day told CBS This Morning. “I was the first to get pregnant. And, soon after, Bethany was pregnant. And then it was like a conversation of, ‘Well, I wonder if there’s more because things happen in threes.’ We found out there was a third, then there was a fourth.”
While some of the women were planning to get pregnant, it was certainly a surprise that it all happened at the same time. Take a look at these due dates:
- Nina Day: July 30
- Bethany Stringer: Sept. 8
- Emily Johnson (first-time mom): Sept. 25
- Nikki Huth (first-time mom): Oct. 11
- Sabrina Hudson: Nov. 13
- Katie Carlton: Dec. 12.
“It’s exciting because you see these people everyday and they’re a part of your family, and now they’re your pregnant buddies!” Katie Carlton, assistant nurse manager, shared on the hospital’s Facebook page.
“What we’re most excited about is future play dates and getting pictures of all the bumps was fun,” Bethany Stringer told CBS This Morning. “But getting pictures of all the babies is going to be way more fun.”
Another bonus? A comforting camaraderie between mothers who will be juggling early morning feedings and diaper changes together. That support system goes a long way for moms of newborns!