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Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant.

The nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix joked Friday they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they were all expecting babies between October and January.

Nurse Rochelle Sherman, nearly eight months along, says: "I don't think we realized just how many of us were pregnant until we started a Facebook group."

Hospital officials note that the Banner chain has a pool of floating nurses that should ensure shifts are covered.

The nurses said their colleagues are throwing a group baby shower next week. The hospital on Friday gave the women one-piece rompers reading, "Relax! My mom is a Banner nurse!"