What are the odds? Twelve NICU staff at a Virginia hospital were all pregnant ONCE
This year, 10 registered nurses, a nurse specialist, and a department secretary will greet newborns from the NICU.
The rest of the women will give birth throughout the year, with two giving birth in March and two in May.
According to a representative at the hospital, TODAY.This is the most people we’ve ever had in our unit in a single year, according to historical records. Five of them are new mothers
Mother-to-be Haley Bradshaw, who is 35 weeks pregnant with her second child, a boy, said: ‘We all feel extremely supported and we don’t have to worry much if anyone needs anything’
Jackie Cox, who is 36 weeks pregnant with her fifth child, a girl, added: ‘We work better as a team because we know what to expect’
A nurse specialist, 10 registered nurses and a department secretary welcome babies from the NICU this year
Mother-to-be Haley Bradshaw, who is 35 weeks pregnant with her second child, a boy, said: ‘We all feel extremely supported and we don’t have to worry much if anyone needs anything.
?We are all here to step in and help if someone is taking a break or has a doctor’s appointment. We’re on each other’s backs.”
Jackie Cox, who is 36 weeks pregnant with her fifth child, a girl, added: ‘We work better as a team because we know what to expect.’
Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Bradshaw plan to continue working until the end of their pregnancies.
Mrs Bradshaw gave birth to her first child in hospital.
There are more than 52 nurses in the NICU, which means only a few pregnant workers will cross during any given 12-hour shift.
DailyMail.com’s interactive maps recently revealed the price of childbirth across America.
Based on data from health insurance analyst FAIR Health, they show how the national average is $12,900 for a vaginal delivery and $15,500 for a C-section.
Costs ranged from as much as $13,000 for a vaginal delivery depending on where a person lives, with Alaska and New Jersey charging up to $21,000 for the birth, while in Alabama and Louisiana the price for the same procedure can be less than $8,000 .
The situation was worst for uninsured patients, who could pay more than $50,000 for childbirth in the country.
Some states were more expensive because of their high cost of living and the fact that they had nationally known healthcare providers.
On the other hand, states with a lower cost of living often had lower childbirth price tags. The chart comes as the number of births per year in the US continues to trend downward, with many now waiting until later in life to have children.