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'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.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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