At a time when isolation in the home is being advised almost all over the world until the corona virus epidemic subsides, one question arises
The state of emergency in Serbia has brought many changes in our lives. We work from home and we have all the time in the world to spend with our family, which is often denied to us due to obligations and work.
And while everyone is advised to spend time exclusively at home, the British Express writes that a baby boom is very likely in the coming period.
The term ‘baby boom’ is used to define the period in which there is an incredible increase in newborn babies.
Throughout history, birth rates have risen rapidly in different parts of the world during certain periods of national crisis.
In Great Britain, the baby boom happened between 1945 and 1965, after the end of World War II.
Due to World War II and the Great Depression, many people in the United States also postponed having children at a time when the nation was dealing with a crisis. In America, it is estimated that 75 million babies were born between 1946 and 1964.
Are we expecting a baby boom after the corona virus?
Experts are still not sure when the coronary virus pandemic will end, and many speculate that the world could see another baby boom after the end of the epidemic.
In some cases, throughout history, there has been an increase in birth rates after events such as World War II.
Due to current measures of social distance where people are told to stay at home, some say that this could mean that more babies will be born in December than usual.
However, some experts suspect a post-pandemic rush of babies.
Infectious disease expert Dr. Jamie Meyer told Cosmopolitan that history suggests different scenarios.
– Epidemiological data from previous times of stress, quarantine where people starved, survived earthquakes, heat waves, infectious epidemics such as Ebola and flu suggest that during events that bring high mortality there is a decline in the number of babies born nine months later – Meyer explained.