Busy nurses on Lunder 10 are about to become even busier. Fourteen staff members on the oncology unit are pregnant – with one expecting twins – and they all are due between May and November. Some mothers-to-be are pregnant with their first child, others with their second or third.

“As a first-time mom, I didn’t really know what to expect,” says Sarah O’Malley, RN, who is due in August. “It’s comforting to have friends who have done it and have them be so encouraging, telling me, ‘You’re going to figure it out.’”

Despite the number of maternity leaves to navigate, Ellen Fitzgerald, RN, nursing director on the floor, is excited by every pregnancy announcement. “I don’t know how you can be anything but joyful about bringing life into the world,” she says.

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