Births up 50 per cent in some areas as Victorian baby boom surges on

The number of babies born in Victoria has boomed over the past year, at an average of 5.7 per cent across the state but by as much as 50 per cent in some areas.

Births have skyrocketed in particular in the regions, which make up seven of the top 10 baby boom areas.

Midwives and doctors witnessed the highest surge in March and May this year.

Have you done the maths? That’s nine months after Victoria’s second wave lockdowns began then peaked, in June and August last year.

Melburnian Hannah Martin gave birth to her first child Soren two days ago. Was this timing always the plan or did the pandemic play a role?

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