BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's not unusual for a maternity ward to be full of pregnant women—but what's special about the ward at Beverly Hospital is that the pregnant women are working.
Lauren Buchan is one of eight pregnant nurses in the hospital's maternity ward. She told WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens about the magic of being a maternity ward nurse.
"Watching the reaction of your patients, you just get caught up in the moment," she said. "When they start crying, you start crying. It's amazing."
And when that new mom is someone she works with, Buchan says, it's even better.
"It's just awesome that you get to be part of bringing your work family's new family member into the world," she said.
A ninth pregnant nurse gave birth at the hospital a few months ago, and the other eight are all going to have their babies there, too.
Their due dates are between June and October.
As for filling their spots when they're all on maternity leave, the group's supervisor says the great thing about pregnancy is that it gives a predictable lead-time, so she's got plenty of time to figure out the post-birth schedule.
WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports