Ducklings hatch in Florida maternity ward

April 6, 2022

An OBGYN office in Florida has shared a video on Facebook of a mother duck leading her ducklings down the hallways of a hospital and out the front door. Apparently, the babies had just hatched in a very convenient place, reports Fox News.

Beaches OBGYN in Jacksonville Beach explains that the ducks had hatched in the nearby hospital’s labor and delivery atrium.

“This smart mama duck found herself at the right place when she delivered her babies in the labor & delivery atrium of Baptist Medical Center Beaches this week!” the post read.

In a follow-up post, the practice acknowledged that the ducklings would have hatched instead of being birthed.

The original post continued, “Mom and her 10 ducklings were safely escorted out of the building by our staff, including our nurse manager Sam; and Loretta, our lactation consultant. We’re still ‘quacking’ up over this sweet story.”

The practice concluded by joking that the ducks would be returning for their six-week follow-up.

Baptist Medical Center Beaches, which is affiliated with Beaches OBGYN, also posted about the ducks on Facebook, joking “all hands on ‘duck’ for our patients.”

They did not explain how the mama duck arrived at the maternity ward.

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