TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – The expected pandemic baby boom is looking more like a bust.
There was speculation we’d see a rise in babies born with more couples at home during COVID-19. It looks like the opposite has happened as national and state data shows a decline in birth rates.
Director of Midwifery Greta Gill said the uncertainty of COVID-19, fear of catching the virus during pregnancy and financial hardship may be to blame. She’s seeing a 10% birth rate decline in southern Arizona.
“I think that people are having fewer children and really planning,” she said.
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