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Post-Lockdown Baby Boom Expected In January

A post-lockdown baby boom is expected in January, according to the Director of Midwifery at the Nati...
Ben Finnegan
Ben Finnegan

12:20 PM - 17 Aug 2020



Post-Lockdown Baby Boom Expect...

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Post-Lockdown Baby Boom Expected In January

Ben Finnegan
Ben Finnegan

12:20 PM - 17 Aug 2020



A post-lockdown baby boom is expected in January, according to the Director of Midwifery at the National Maternity Hospital who says there has been an increase in the number of women contacting them to register pregnancies.

A 10% increase in births is anticipated early next year.

"It's very much an interesting phenomenon for people predicting, anytime there's a big event people predict nine months later, that it will be linked. Certainly we would expect next January and February to be quiet busy", said the Director of Midwifery at Holles Street, Mary Brosnan.

baby costs Main image: A pair of baby's feet. Picture by: Kelly Redinger/Zuma Press/PA Images

Meanwhile, experts have been attempting to explain why a baby boom would happen from a lockdown, "contraception use goes down strangely," said Professor of Biochemistry at the School of Immunology at Trinity College Luke O'Neill.

"It can be because you can't have access to the pharmacy or the family planning centres. There's less contraception happening, and therefore that's going to give rise to a baby boom. The main thing is to do with this sense of trying to live their life. People want a bit of hope for the future."



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