All EOS blogs All Spain blogs  Start your own blog Start your own blog 

Live News From Spain As It Happens

Keep up to date with all the latest news from Spain as it happens. The blog will be updated constantly throughout the day bringing you all the latest stories as they break.

'Pregnancy epidemic' among neo-natal nurses
11 October 2019 @ 12:19

THE LINES between life and work sometimes become blurred, but rarely to such an extent as at Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron hospital: seven nurses in the neo-natal unit are all pregnant.

A photo of the expectant mums, along with their department head – who is, fortunately, immune, being a man – has gone viral since it was posted on Twitter and staff who are not planning to have kids any time soon have joked about identifying the chair their colleagues have been sitting on in order to avoid it.

“We've found the solution to Spain's falling birth rate,” the post, on neo-natal boss Dr Félix Castillos' Twitter page, reads.

“At the moment, it's just a transmitted outbreak with a known cause and seven cases identified.

“But we're hoping it'll become an epidemic. The only problem will be covering for them all at once.”

In keeping with Spain's high average age for becoming a mother, all bar one of the seven are between mid-30s and mid-40s.



Like 0


Only registered users can comment on this blog post. Please Sign In or Register now.


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse you are agreeing to our use of cookies. More information here. x