Sky News:- Nine nurses working on the same maternity ward are all heavily pregnant and due to give birth at around the same time.
The odds-defying baby boom provoked plenty of excitement upon its official reveal by Maine Medical Center, which said each of the women were expecting to welcome a new child over the next few months.
Posting on Facebook, the Portland hospital said: “How’s this for a baby boom? Nine of our nurses (eight of whom are in this photo) are expecting babies between April and July! Congratulations!”
Thousands of well-wishers have liked, shared or commented on the picture, which shows the nurses holding up signs displaying their respective due dates.
And the hospital has reassured those who have expressed concern about a potential staffing shortage this summer, telling its online followers: “Don’t worry! We have a plan!”
The photo had earlier gone viral after one of the pregnant nurses, Brittney Verville, posted it on her own Facebook page.