Nine months after the government shutdown ended, hospitals in Washington, D.C., are seeing a lot of patients — in maternity wards.
Hospital official aren't calling it a baby boom, but there's no denying the nurseries have been filling up more quickly than usual since April, reports ABC News
At Sibley Memorial Hospital, there have been three births more than normal every day in July alone, said spokesman Gary Stephenson, and at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, 99 more babies were born in April, May, and June than were born during the same stretch last year, spokeswoman Maryanne Boster said.
"I can say that I've definitely seen spikes after things like hurricanes, blackouts and blizzards,” said Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News’ senior medical contributor, a practicing OB/GYN.
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