MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Labor and delivery nurse Leslie Beyersdorf at Baptist Memorial Hospital said working on Christmas can still be a celebration.
"The nurses all get together and we usually eat and just act as if we're at home at work," Beyersdorf said.
She said they want the nurses as well as the families to feel the holiday spirit, especially with the babies on the way.
"To work with a group of people you consider your family is great and sometimes our patients just add to the extension of our family," Beyersdorf said. "We try to make it special for them, because who wants to be in the hospital - even if you're having a baby - on Christmas."
While it may be a surprise for the mothers, it can be the best gift to receive on Christmas.
"It's a funny thing, but pregnant women are bummed because they didn't get to eat a good Christmas meal, so they have to hold off on the food," Beyersdorf said. "They're a little bummed about that but they're happy they're going to have a baby on Christmas because it just doesn't happen that often."