Docs Prep for Hurricane Ike Baby 'Boomlet'

Houston expects surge in births 9 months after storm cut power
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2009 2:40 PM CDT
Docs Prep for Hurricane Ike Baby 'Boomlet'
Over four feet of sand is brought to the beach along the seawall, Jan. 7, 2009, in Galveston, Texas, to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Ike.    (AP Photo)

A Houston hospital is bracing for a baby boom due 9 months after Hurricane Ike cut power to the region for days, the Chronicle reports. “There’s about a 25% increase in the number of deliveries coming up in mid-June to mid-July,” said one doctor. Another physician is herself expecting. “You can only do so much when there’s no television, nothing open, and there’s nowhere to go,” she said. (More disaster stories.)

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