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OBGYN: Big Weather Events Can Create Baby Booms

SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- One effect of all this snow may not be apparent for about nine months.
SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- One effect of all this snow may not be apparent for about nine months.

An OBGYN at Mercy Hospital says there's often a baby boom after big weather events, such as 2007's ice storm.

"When there's a power outage or ice storm, we'll look at the date of the storm, which would have been January 5th or 6th, and we can look at the date of conception, and figure out when we are going to be busy,” says Mercy OBGYN Julie Gibbons. “So it looks like we're going to be busy the last week of September."

Back in 2007, hospitals had to rearrange workers' schedules so enough people were available to help deliver all the babies.


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