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Baby boom: 15 Columbus hospital birthing center staff members expecting

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — The Columbus Regional Hospital Birthing Center is experiencing a baby boom. That may seem like an obvious statement, but this boom is different. 

Fifteen staff members for the center are pregnant, and two staff members have given birth in the past six months, The Republic in Columbus reports. One of the new mothers just had triplets!

It’s definitely an “Oh, Baby” situation, Deanna Abel, nurse manager for the birthing center and pediatrics told The Republic. 

Abel has only been employed with the center since April 1. She said she quickly learned about the baby boom which includes both nurses and physicians. 

Abel told The Republic that so far, the babies expected are seven boys and seven girls. One mom won’t learn the gender of her baby until Tuesday. 

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A photo of the expecting mothers shows them lined up in order of due date. The brand new mothers and their babies are also featured in the photo. 

“These nurses obviously love babies and love children,” Holly Cheek, CRH vice president and chief nursing officer tells The Republic of the birthing center’s expectant moms. “It seems logical to me that this would happen in our birthing center and they chose this as a specialty.”