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7 Firefighters’ Wives in North Carolina Department Expecting

By The Associated Press

SALISBURY, N.C.—A North Carolina fire department is going to have a very big family day this fall.

News outlets report photographer Brianna Mitschele posted on her webpage that the wives of seven firefighters with the Salisbury Fire Department are expecting between now and September.

Mitschele said she noticed word of multiple births on Facebook and seized an opportunity to take pictures of the expectant mothers. One photo shows the women in firefighter gear, while another has them each holding onesies representing the respective stations where their husbands work.

Mitschele said six of the women are first-time mothers. She also said the wives of two other firefighters gave birth last December and in February.

In Maine, nine labor unit nurses in one hospital are expecting in the next few months.

Nine Nurses in the Same Labor Unit Are All Due at the Same Time

A baby boom is coming to the labor and delivery unit of a Maine hospital, where nine of its nurses will give birth to their babies around the same time.

The labor and delivery nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland are all due between April and July.

“After each one of us started to say, ‘We’re pregnant,’ I think it was a happier kind of announcement each time, and we’re all there for each other,” nurse Erin Grenier told WMTW.

The hospital announced its baby boom Monday on social media and congratulated the mothers. Eight of them were featured in a picture showing their baby bumps.

How’s this for a baby boom? Nine of our nurses (8 of whom are in this photo) are expecting babies between April and July! Congratulations!

Posted by Maine Medical Center on Monday, March 25, 2019

The hospital responded to some people’s concerns regarding having enough staff in the summer, commenting “Don’t worry! We have a plan.”

The nurses have supported each other from the beginning and will continue to do so until they all give birth, according to WMTW.

“It is really nice coming to work and seeing other people who are just as pregnant watching their bellies pop and just talking about these experiences that we are going through together,” nurse Amanda Spear told WMTW.

CNN Wire contributed to this report.

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