As a nurse in the labor and delivery unit, the job is all about supporting a future mother’s needs.
Nicole Goldberg says, “I think that they tend to feel comforted and they also tend to find that it’s a common ground between us.”
The common ground here at Maine Medical Center, where the nurses will soon have some special deliveries of their own.
Nicole Goldberg says, “And it’s just very obvious that we understand what they’re going through.”
There must be something in the water.
A baby boom — nine nurses — on one floor — all pregnant at the same time.
Lonnie Soucie says, “I don’t think it hit home until we took a picture and it was on social media and we were getting all this attention ((super here kind quick)) and then it was like whoa you weren’t kidding.”
All nine are due between April and July but this isn’t everyone’s first rodeo.
“No not the same, no.”
Rachel Stellmach is on baby number four
Rachel Stellmach says, “It’s great to talk to everyone. Troubleshoot and answer questions too since I’m kind of a pro.”
A professional delivery nurse and an expectant mom who’s been there.
Erin Grenier says, “There have been times where we’ve been the patient. So it’s been great to have each other either being our nurse or just being there for us, sending us a message, checking in on us making sure everything is okay.”
After nine months, all nine nurses will have plenty to look forward to.
Holly Selby says, “I think we’re looking forward to raising our babies together. To having friends, playdates and continuing the support of having shared experiences of all having babies together.”
The hospital says it’s fully prepared to cover the shifts when all nine nurses are on maternity leave.