Will There Really Be a Post-Pandemic Baby Boom?
Is there really going to be a baby boom nine months from now because of the coronavirus quarantine like you keep seeing all over social media? Experts say not so fast.
“I really don’t think people are saying, ‘Oh, let’s have a baby in the midst of the greatest epidemic that the country has faced in 100 years,’” University of New Hampshire demographer Kenneth Johnson tells The New York Times.
That's.. a really good point. I've got a few friends who are pregnant right now and I'm terrified for them to go into hospitals. I'm nervous for people bringing babies into these circumstances, even though we know it will get better.
A sociology professor at the University of California also brought that light that, “Many people in childbearing ages were already worried about their futures, and now they may face unemployment as well. That kind of anxiety is not conducive to having a child.”
True again, most of us don't have savings or retirement plans or even enough to pay our rents if we lose our jobs in this. BUT, even with all of that said, if you're trying to start a family, and now is the right time for you, baby boom it up!