United States Births Fell Last Year After Surge Post-Pandemic

(AmericanProsperity.com) – The United States saw a drop in births last year following an increase that spiked during and after the pandemic. Last year, the U.S. saw about 3.6 million babies born, which is a decrease of over seventy thousand babies from the previous year, and is the lowest birth number that was recorded in one year since 1979.

Births in the United States were actually slipping even a decade before the pandemic, but we saw a huge increase in babies not long after the pandemic, which experts say was caused by those who didn’t want to have babies during the pandemic but were ready when things cleared up.

According to statistics, women over forty typically had an increase in births, while those younger than forty have seen a decrease. Experts say that the reason for this is that women are looking to start and establish a career before starting a family. Last year, both age categories of women saw a decrease in the amount of births.

Many are worried about how the overturning of Roe v Wade and the legislation being decided in different states will affect birth rates. Experts say that almost half of the births in the country are unintended and that the number of babies being born could steadily drop with these restrictions on abortion.

According to other stats, during last year cesarean births had over a thirty percent increase and many experts have said that they feel c-sections are being done more than medically necessary.

The United States was also one of the only countries that had a stable enough fertility rate to keep up with replacing the population, but last year it started to drop.

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