Severe weather creates creation

(WDTN Photo)
(WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Last winter in the Miami Valley was long and cold and people did all they could to stay warm.

Now, local numbers suggest a hike in baby births connected to the winter.

The Greene County Health District reports 171 births in August of this year compared to 144 in August of last year. Usually, births peak 8 to 9 months after the winter season.

Local ob/gyn Dr. Rosalind Jackson says the reason is connected to harsh weather and people don’t leave home as often. That she says can contribute to an uptick in births. She also says she has been delivering more babies recently. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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