As UK Couples Warm Up in the Cold, Expect a Baby Boom

by Kathy Jones on  March 28, 2011 at 9:33 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
UK's birth rate has been sent soaring to the highest level since monthly records began thanks to would-be parents, snuggling down to beat last winter's freezing temperatures.
 As UK Couples Warm Up in the Cold, Expect a Baby Boom
As UK Couples Warm Up in the Cold, Expect a Baby Boom

New statistics showed that almost 10,000 babies more than average were born in England and Wales from September to November last year - nine months after temperatures plummeted to an average 0.9C during last winter's 'Big Freeze'.

And experts are expecting another boom in births this autumn after snow kept millions of couples cosying up indoors when snow covered Britain in December, reports the Daily Mail.

The NHS Information Centre said the number of deliveries in NHS hospitals in England and Wales in October last year was up 4,719 to 60,274 or 8.5 percent on the month's 55,555 four-year average.

October was also the first month to top the 60,000-delivery mark since monthly figures were first collected in April 2006.

In September the number of babies was up four percent on the month's average and 5.5 percent in November.

Source: ANI

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Blaming the cold weather for an increase in pregnancy and child birth. Yes, it could be a factor. But still if couples practice safe sex and use contraception, then they would not get pregnant no matter how cold the temperature is.
ennairam_23 Monday, March 28, 2011

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