2017 Baby Boom

Did The Rains of December 2016 Produce a Baby Boom at Kaplan Last Month?

Obstetricians at Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot credit its highest-ever monthly figure of deliveries – 682 babies in September – to the heavy rainfall and cold temperatures nine months earlier.

December 2016 was the wettest month in Israel since 1992, the Meteorological Services said. As a result of the weather, Kaplan surmised, couples cuddled up under the covers and produced the hospital’s record number of pregnancies.

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