There must be something in the water at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina – six nurse practitioners are expecting new babies this year.
Katie Carlton, Emily Johnson, Nikki Huth, Sabrina Hudson, Nina Day and Bethany Stringer are becoming known as “The Fabulous Six Pack” among their patients.
While some of them were planning to get pregnant, it was a big surprise when it happened all around the same time.
“Each time that we found out somebody else was pregnant, it was like, well who is next?” Nina Day, an ambulatory nurse, said.
Six of them going through the experience at the same time is especially helpful for the two first-time moms-to-be of the group.
“I have a lot of anxiety, like I’m going to worry about everything,” Johnson, an ambulatory nurse and first-time mom-to-be, said. “To keep from making my husband go crazy, I just talk about my issues here and they make me feel a lot better.”
Plans are in place to help ensure patient care is never compromised and continues smoothly when these women are out on maternity leave.