Mile-High City Expects Baby Blizzard

Delivery rooms overflow nine months after major snow storms
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2007 1:17 PM CDT

(Newser) – Nine months after a pair of blizzards shut in Denver residents for days, doctors are preparing for a flurry of baby deliveries, the local ABC affiliate reports. One hospital is expecting a 20% increase in deliveries this October—and doctors point to the "cabin fever" that swept the city after 61 straight days of snow on the ground beginning last December.

Hospitals, which have begun stocking up on beds, aren’t the only ones feeling the baby boom: An owner of a children’s boutique, whose sales are up 6%, says supplies like diaper bags and blankets are flying off the shelves faster than she can replace them. “I'm completely wiped out of blankets,” she said. “I can't keep up with the blankets.”