Docs Prep for Hurricane Ike Baby 'Boomlet'
Houston expects surge in births 9 months after storm cut power
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 12, 2009 2:40 PM CDT
Over four feet of sand is brought to the beach along the seawall, Jan. 7, 2009, in Galveston, Texas, to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Ike.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A Houston hospital is bracing for a baby boom due 9 months after Hurricane Ike cut power to the region for days, the Chronicle reports. “There’s about a 25% increase in the number of deliveries coming up in mid-June to mid-July,” said one doctor. Another physician is herself expecting. “You can only do so much when there’s no television, nothing open, and there’s nowhere to go,” she said.