July 30, 2014

For First Time Racial and Ethnic Minorities Make Up More than Half of U.S. Births

Babies.

For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing. Minorities made up roughly 2.02 million, or 50.4 percent of U.S. births in the 12-month period ending July 2011 according to the US Census. That compares with… Read more

OB Says 11/11/11 Will Break Global Birth Records

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Many parents-to-be see this date as a mystical sign, and – much like 7/7/07 – are planning their cesarean sections and inductions accordingly.  Read more 

Recession Equals Fewer Births

Pregnancy

2007 was the highest year for child births ever, according to this article in TIME, but births took a sharp dive starting in 2008, when the economy soured, and experts say it’s not looking like a baby boom will be happening anytime soon.  Guess what one state actually saw an increase in births since 2007?… Read more