Baby boom of up to 3% expected in 2021 in New York

For the past five years births have been on the decline in most of the Western world, but it seems the trend is going to be reversed.

Pregnant woman (Illustrative) (photo credit: PIXABAY)
Pregnant woman (Illustrative)
(photo credit: PIXABAY)
When you have couples locked inside for days at a time, it's only natural things that will get heated. “It’s a boom time here,” said Dr. David Keefe, a New York University Langone Health fertility specialist, the New York Post wrote. Keefe thinks part of the reason is that people are taking stock at what is really important in life. It also helps that couples are stuck at home for most hours of the day.
At Northwell Health, New York State's largest hospital network, Dr. Michael Nimaroff, senior vice president of OB-GYN Services expects to see a two to three percent increase of births, as reported by the Post. For the past five years, births have been on the decline in most of the Western world, but it seems the trend is going to be reversed due to the pandemic, at least in New York.
When the coronavirus became a pandemic, most people were scared to get pregnant because corona could seriously bring harm to women with a weaker immune system due to being pregnant. However, as the pandemic stretched and no end was in sight, some couples came to the conclusion that there is no time like the present to make an addition to their family.
This was a gradual conclusion that many couples came to. In the beginning of the pandemic, it was not clear how infectious and potentially deadly the virus truly was. As it spread and the world at large was becoming more informed, routine stopped and women were put on hold for fertility treatments.
Due to waiting so long, possibly because a vaccine has come into play, people may have a different perspective on life and what to focus on. Similar to the post-war baby boom, when families were reunited as people came back from the front lines, it was only natural that they wanted to add to the family.