HealthDay Reports: Baby Boom After Pandemic Lockdowns? Maybe Not
Baby booms have happened after major events like natural disasters and wars, and people are wondering if the COVID-19 pandemic will bring its own baby boom. A recent study suggests it won't.
Baby Boom After Pandemic Lockdowns? Maybe Not
FRIDAY, May 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's happened before: Couples stuck at home during blizzards, hurricanes or other natural disasters enjoy some "alone time" -- and a baby boom follows.
But a new survey from researchers at the University of Florence in Italy suggests the same probably won't unfold during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"What we found the main reasons that led people to not wanting to conceive included worries related to future economic difficulties and consequences on pregnancy," said study author Elisabetta Micelli, from the university's Assisted Reproduction Technologies Center.
The researchers conducted nearly 1,500 online interviews and found that nearly 82% of those surveyed said they didn't plan to conceive during the coronavirus pandemic.