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Waco’s 10 Obstetrics and Childbirth Healthcare Workers Expect Their Own Special Births

WACO, TX (KWTX) — Whether it’s a holiday miracle or a hunch, baby fever is real at the Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Women’s and Children’s Center.

At least nine nurses and one doctor who make a living delivering little bundles of joy are now moms-to-be too!

“That’s about 15% of the staff,” Lauren Abendschein, maternity and nurse manager at BSW, told KWTX. “We had a couple of girls who were supposed to be born three to four weeks apart, and I thought, ‘OK, it’s all right.’ And then it was like one person after another began to come. And I looked at our assistant manager and said ‘OK, we need to start planning this’ and actually just two weeks ago another girl came up to me and told me she was pregnant.”

Nurses Miranda Barrientos, Lexi Jander and Katherine Lassiter, three of the nine pregnant women, say the joint pregnancy brought them closer.

“It’s great because you know you’re going through the same struggles,” said Jander, an obstetrics nurse. “Me and Maddie vomited at the same time, very sorry and sickening. And we’re like, “What’s your trick, have you tried anything new?” and so it was neat.”

“It’s fun, it’s a lot of fun to know that there are people with you,” agreed Lassiter, who also works as a nurse. “And this is my first experience, so I have people I can answer questions from and know what I’m going through, how I feel.”

And yes they all plan to give birth at the Center for Women and Children, and their colleagues will look after them.

“I am due on March 3rd, this is my fourth child,” Miranda Barrientos, a birth nurse, told KWTX. “And actually Katie and Lexi both took care of me with the previous kids. So I’m not used to giving birth to my children here.”

These colleagues have become family and they are excited to add tiny new members to the team.

“We have a lot of fun getting together and watching our kids grow,” Abendschein added. “We’re a really big family here, so we’re just adding to the family!”

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