There’s a baby boom in one hospital’s labor and delivery unit—and we’re not talking about the patients’ babies.

Nine nurses who work in Portland’s Maine Medical Center all gave birth between April and July. Last March, the medical center shared the pregnancies on social media—getting plenty of attention.

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It was so much fun photographing this group of 9 labor and delivery nurses from Maine! These ladies all work together and delivered their babies between April and July. I hope someday these babies know just how special the work their mama's do is. My kids are 11 and 9 now but I am still so thankful for the L&D nurses that were by my side when I delivered them ❤ It was a pleasure to photograph this group and see the special connection they have. The babies ranged in age from 3 weeks to 3.5 months! #carlymurrayphotography #maine #mainenewbornphotography #mainenewbornphotographer #laboranddelivery #birth #9 #maine #mainenurses #mainebabies #mainenewborn #portlandmaine #southernmaine #L&D #hospital

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Fast-forward a few months later and all nine nurses are now mamas. Nurse/new mommy Lonnie Soucie told CNN, “We check in with each other daily, even if it’s at 3 a.m.”

Even though the viral pic of all nine preggo nurses was a sure memory-maker, the new moms now have a second shot that’s equally as impressive. Following all nine births the gang gathered for a mother-baby keepsake photo with photographer Carly Murray. The photographer and mother wrote on Instagram, “These ladies all work together and delivered their babies between April and July. I hope someday these babies know just how special the work their mama’s do is. My kids are 11 and 9 now but I am still so thankful for the L&D nurses that were by my side when I delivered them.”

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Maine Medical Center via Instagram

 

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