Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hurricane Ike Baby Boom (2)

WLWT-TV [Cincinnati, OH]
20 May 2009

Hospitals Expecting Hurricane Ike Baby Boom
Doctors Say 50 Percent Birth Increase In Coming Weeks

CINCINNATI -- It's been nearly nine months after the winds from Hurricane Ike blew through, leaving thousands in the dark for days, now another storm is brewing.

The power was off but apparently things were still heating up in some Tri-State homes as local hospitals are preparing for the beginning of a major baby boom. [...]

WLKY-TV [Louisville, KY]
21 May 2009

Hurricane Ike Baby Boom Hits Louisville
Expectant Mothers Say They Conceived During Power Outage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The windstorm from Hurricane Ike blew in nine months ago, but many of the consequences are just now coming out for the first time.

A mini baby boom could hit area hospitals in June, but some “Ike babies” have already started making their debut. [...]

Dayton Daily News [OH]
29 May 2009

Did September's windstorm cause May's baby boom?
Local hospitals seeing more births 9 months after windstorm caused lengthy power outages.

By Jordan Pridemore
Staff Writer

Last September the remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through Ohio, leaving thousands of homes and businesses without power for days. Now, nine months later, residents are bracing themselves for another brush with forces of nature. [...]

Columbus Dispatch [OH]
22 June 2009

Generation Ike
At Mount Carmel St. Ann's, June births are running 36 ahead of average, a 16 percent increase

By Jeffrey Sheban

The power went out and the sparks started flying.

Nine months after the remnants of Hurricane Ike disrupted electricity to hundreds of thousands of central Ohioans, maternity wards are bulging with newborns. [...]