Is there a Covid baby boom? Experts disagree but Australia’s maternity wards are straining

Posted by on June 5, 2021 4:00 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Demand for maternity services is up as much as 20% in some parts of Victoria, prompting fears the system is ‘at breaking point’

Despite experts arguing a Covid-19 baby boom is unlikely, those on the maternity frontline say some hospitals are already under a strain because of a spike in births.

Madeline Kaio and her husband, Chris Williams, always thought they would have kids eventually, but when Australia locked down last year it was the first time they ever seriously considered starting a family.

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