According to the Washington Post, Sibley Hospital in DC experienced a 32.6% increase in births in the past month. What was the cause? One hypothesis is the aftereffect of the 16-day October Government furlough keeping DC residents from working for 2+ weeks! Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis also noted births in the first half of July increased from 265 in 2013 to 385 in 2014.
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