MIDWIFERY staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have been celebrating after five members of the same team all gave birth within weeks of each other.
Attending a special belated baby shower with the hospital’s birthing centre, the famous five Lucy Atkins, Sarah Banks, Kirsty Barcock, Jenny Fogg and Cathryn Parkinson were amazed when they all found out they were pregnant around the same time.
The babies: Ella, Oscar, Percy, Ellie and William were all born between January and March. All of them were born before their due date and all are being breast fed.
Midwife Lucy Atkins, mum of Percy said: “Some of us are first time mums and a couple are second timers.
“It was funny to see us all wobbling around at the same time. The techniques we use with our patients we used ourselves as it has been really drummed in and it now being mums ourselves makes understanding what our patients are going through much better.
“Strangely, all of us used to sit on the same recycling bin at our handover between shifts. Everyone’s avoided it since!”
Associate Director of Nursing (Midwifery), Nicola Parry, said: “I am delighted to see all the babies and mums return for a belated baby shower.
“The chances of five members of staff being pregnant all at the same time is quite unusual for our maternity unit. It’s lovely to see a tight-knit supportive team together celebrating the births with their babies and see that they are all doing so well.”