BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Seven is a lucky number at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital as seven critical care nurses will give birth in a span of seven months... and all seven babies are boys!
"We kept saying 'who's next, who's next' as like a joke," Cara Partridge, the first nurse of the Millard Fillmore baby bunch to have her son Charlie. "But everyone just kept getting pregnant."
It is an extraordinary coincidence that all seven nurses in the intensive care unit became pregnant at the same time... and then they all found out all seven babies-- are boys!
"It was a surprise one after another and it still is, and it just kept going and going," Partridge added.
The nurses say they love experiencing their pregnancies together.
Cara Partidge welcomed Charlie on December 31st.
Gina Keddie welcomed Alex on February 7th.
Mary welcomed her baby boy on March 6th.
Heather LaDuca welcomed James on March 31st.
Rebecca Aziz is due May 3rd.
Lauren Russell is due July 16th.
Cassandra Prong is due July 26th.
"We have all kind of grown together as a nursing family but then it's fun to see how our personal lives have kind of brought us even closer together," Cassandra Prong, nurse practitioner said.
Seven newborns also means seven maternity leaves and that poses quite a challenge for nurse manager Nichol Melcher.
"We need to change the water filter in the machine or think of other ways to cope with our stress, " Melcher joked. "But really my thought was they work really hard jobs with very sick patients and this is just joyful."
And just the other day, another nurse announced her pregnancy and will be due in October!