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.