Here Come the Hurricane Sandy Babies!

Close up of infant laying on rug

New York City delivery rooms are bracing themselves for a 10 to 30 percent uptick in births in late July and early August — roughly nine months after Hurricane Sandy shut down the city, stranding couples and storm-couples alike in cramped apartments without electricity or work. Doctors are reluctant to attribute the blip to Hurricane Sandy — no such spike occurred after the power failures of 1965 or 2003, and the birth rate often peaks in July anyway — but expectant New Yorkers are nonetheless eager to tell the New York Times how they totally got it on while the power was out. Just don’t expect any members of Generation Sandy to be called Sandy: The name will reportedly go the way of Katrina.

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