Many women that were planning to have a child before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in spring 2020 have put those plans on pause, a new study finds.
Researchers from New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center surveyed 1,179 New York City women from April to August 2020 on their pregnancy intentions before and during the pandemic.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
They found that more than one-third of women who were thinking about becoming pregnant before the pandemic started have dropped those plans.
Half of women who were actively attempting to get pregnant before Covid are no longer trying either, and some may drop their intentions to have another baby entirely.
While many speculated the pandemic would cause a 'baby boom' due to people spending more time at home, early data has found the opposite - and that birth rates across the U.S. instead fell.
Almost half of women that were attempting to get pregnant before the pandemic are no longer making that attempt, and one third of women thinking about it have dropped those plans
An expected pandemic baby boom never materialized, and instead, a study finds many women that were planning on getting pregnant before the pandemic have now put those plans on halt. (File Photo)
The study, published in JAMA Network Open on Wednesday,