19 in '19: Nebraska NICU nurses knee-deep in newborns

Nineteen nurses at a Nebraska hospital were pregnant at the same time. (WOWT photo)

ELKHORN, Neb. (WOWT) - Nineteen nurses working in the same area of a Nebraska hospital are all new moms.

The nurses in the NICU unit of Methodist Women's Hospital in Elkhorn were all pregnant at the same time in 2019. Now, they've all got little ones in tow.

"We've got a white board in our break room to find out the baby's name and how big they were. So it's really exciting," said nurse Sara Pospisil.

The growing pains are a little bit easier having 18 co-workers knowing what you're going through and sympathizing.

"There's things that you think you'll just know as a mom but I don't know, just second guess everything. So it's really nice to be able to talk to other people that are going through the same thing and they can guide you and share their experience," said nurse Megan Anders.

The 11 girls and eight boys will grow up knowing they'll always have a friend by their side, just like their moms do.

"I've got somebody to lean on and say, 'It's gonna get better' and I'm sure it will," Pospisil said.

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