Pregnancy is not contagious, except when it sort of is.
Nine nurses at a hospital in Maine are pregnant at the same time, and all of their due dates are between April and July. If that’s a little hard to believe, that’s OK, because there are photos of eight of them together with their baby bumps, and it’s very real (and surreal).
The nurses all work in the labor and delivery unit, which is maybe where they caught the baby fever. They’ve been enjoying their shared pregnancy experience so far.
“It’s really nice coming to work and seeing other people who are just as pregnant and watching their bellies pop and just talking about these experiences that we are going through together,” nurse Amanda Spear told WMTW.
Although you can’t “catch” pregnancy, research shows that the decision to become pregnant is influenced by social networks. In other words, people are more likely to go ahead and have a baby if a lot of women around them are doing the same.
Nine, though! That’s over 10% of the nurses in the unit, but don’t worry, the hospital has a plan.