Historically, across the United States, there is a corresponding increase in babies born nine months after a severely cold winter like we have been experiencing
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 04, 2015
Snow burdened residents scraped the ice, shoveled the snow and stayed indoors far more during the harsh winter that has gripped the nation for months. Now, an Atlanta area physician has a forecast for the summer and fall of 2015—more babies!
“This year’s polar vortex has definitely caused more people to stay indoors. Whether just staying warm or snuggling up to a loved one, the intimacy created by the winter weather means we will likely see a spike in births during the late summer months into fall,” said John Bradberry, M.D. of the LiveOn Health Centers. “Historically, across the United States, there is a corresponding increase in babies born nine months after a severely cold winter like we have been experiencing,” added Dr. Bradberry.
The “polar vortex” phenomenon has happened before. Hospitals in cold plagued states have seen birth rates jump, sometimes by as much as twenty to thirty percent, in the months of August, September, and October following a cold winter with lots of snow and ice.
“After all, we are human beings. Even during a normal winter, the days are shorter, the nights are longer. When you can’t be outdoors, you want to be indoors with someone you love. It’s sometimes the perfect combination of conditions that results in the miracle of birth. That’s what we will be seeing nine months after this year’s epic winter,” concluded Dr. Bradberry.
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