They made national headlines for creating a homegrown nursing baby boom—15 nurses who all worked in the same units, who were all pregnant at the same time, and who then delivered babies within months of one another. Four years later, these labor and delivery and neonatal nurses are still working side by side at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. While now comparing notes on how to parent toddlers, they are still doing what they do best—keeping newborn babies and their mothers safe and sound.
These dedicated maternity nurses, some of whom now have even newer additions to their families, will soon be celebrating motherhood together, along with their children. The brunch, hosted by the hospital before Mother’s Day, is being held for Nurses Appreciation Week.
“More than 5,000 babies are delivered every year at our hospital, which is also world-renowned for its neonatal care,” said Joseph J. Greco, MD, executive vice president and chief of hospital operations at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. “These nurses treat each and every baby as if they were their own and are a true testament to their profession.”
During their much-publicized pregnancies, the nurses prided themselves on working right up until the last minute, agreeing that there was no safer place to be than the hospital where they worked. Some of the nurses gave birth in the same delivery rooms where they helped other mothers deliver their babies. They said they found it absolutely amazing to be having their babies at the hospital where they continue to work today.
This close-knit group not only works together but socializes together, in what has become their second family. For these 15, sharing more than 15 minutes of fame will always be one of their fondest memories on Mother’s Day.