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Funnily enough I only started thinking about this today xD

You might expect more births from people together in lockdown, assuming they didn't fall out. However there must have been less socialising and random shags. Less socialising also results in less household formation. My only conclusion was that the average age of mothers would go up. Those in lockdown popping another out for more bennies so they have to work less.

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9 minutes ago, JoeDavola said:

Saw on Facebook that two different blokes in my year in school's wives have given birth in the last week.

This would put the date of conception around the time when lockdown started.

Any other reports of this? Will we see a covid baby boom?

Fucking selfish if you ask me, how is the NHS supposed to cope with COVID-19 and a baby boom.

Having babies is as bad as not wearing a mask.

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9 minutes ago, M S E Refugee said:

Fucking selfish if you ask me, how is the NHS supposed to cope with COVID-19 and a baby boom.

Having babies is as bad as not wearing a mask.

But it does create lots of new National Insurance numbers, which the government need as collateral for all of their buy now, pay later loans...

 

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3 hours ago, Democorruptcy said:

Funnily enough I only started thinking about this today xD

You might expect more births from people together in lockdown, assuming they didn't fall out. However there must have been less socialising and random shags. Less socialising also results in less household formation. My only conclusion was that the average age of mothers would go up. Those in lockdown popping another out for more bennies so they have to work less.

They'll drop to 0 next year...:ph34r:

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There might be a Covid baby boom of first babies, but spending 1-2 years locked down with any babies/small children you already have (unable to take them anywhere to get out of the house, much less support from extended family/childcare/schools) is a highly effective contraceptive.

Also my partner was telling me about a friend of hers who was planning to get their second child cooking this year and decided not to once the first wave started as she thought maternity services would be much worse at present. I suspect she's right.

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2 hours ago, Darude said:

There might be a Covid baby boom of first babies, but spending 1-2 years locked down with any babies/small children you already have (unable to take them anywhere to get out of the house, much less support from extended family/childcare/schools) is a highly effective contraceptive.

 

A few months ago I ran into a couple who I knew when I was much younger.

They now have two kids. Since covid, the woman has not let anyone in to the house or been inside anyone else house. The bloke the same. This is because she had a lung condition years ago so is high risk. Fair enough.

But that means 9 months and counting of being trapped in a small terrace house with 2 kids.

Their lives sounded like hell to me. It was a rare moment of being very, very grateful for having my own space and peace and quiet.

 

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3 hours ago, JoeDavola said:

But that means 9 months and counting of being trapped in a small terrace house with 2 kids.

That's us, 2 small kids in a 2 bed terrace, although we haven't locked down quite as far as your old acquaintances as we don't have any health problems.

Having small children in a small house has its advantages such as less space to keep clean and tidy and forcing you to be disciplined about managing the amount of kid stuff you have in the house.

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I think I read somewhere it is more difficult for women to conceive during stressful times, a sort of natural defence against being pregnant when it could be dangerous. Baby booms tend to occur during a period of safety which follows a period of danger, ie in the immediate post-war era. We're still in the period of danger/uncertainty and will be for the foreseeable future.

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6 minutes ago, Austin Allegro said:

I think I read somewhere it is more difficult for women to conceive during stressful times, a sort of natural defence against being pregnant when it could be dangerous. Baby booms tend to occur during a period of safety which follows a period of danger, ie in the immediate post-war era. We're still in the period of danger/uncertainty and will be for the foreseeable future.

Once pregnant, stressful times make them have more female children too. Evolutionary purpose being that only the top 20% of men reproduce, so no point giving birth to a substandard bloke (unless he turns out gay and can support his sister's kids...)

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10 hours ago, JoeDavola said:

 

A few months ago I ran into a couple who I knew when I was much younger.

They now have two kids. Since covid, the woman has not let anyone in to the house or been inside anyone else house. The bloke the same. This is because she had a lung condition years ago so is high risk. Fair enough.

But that means 9 months and counting of being trapped in a small terrace house with 2 kids.

Their lives sounded like hell to me. It was a rare moment of being very, very grateful for having my own space and peace and quiet.

 

Wifeys cousins are stuck in a two bed apartment in Southampton. Both are Uni lecturers and they have two young kids driving them insane. 

The older kid (age 6) would rive me insane too - he spends half the day watching youtube science (both parents are boffins) documentaries then repeating them verbatim to any nearby audience whether they want to hear it or notxD. Our son although a similar age prefers to play with the younger one who is 3 because his main interests are toy cars and tearing around with a football. 

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2 minutes ago, Kurt Barlow said:

Wifeys cousins are stuck in a two bed apartment in Southampton. Both are Uni lecturers and they have two young kids driving them insane. 

The older kid (age 6) would rive me insane too - he spends half the day watching youtube science (both parents are boffins) documentaries then repeating them verbatim to any nearby audience whether they want to hear it or notxD. Our son although a similar age prefers to play with the younger one who is 3 because his main interests are toy cars and tearing around with a football. 

The saddest part of that statement is that the best two university lecturers can afford is a two bed flat.

Have they considered going on benefits?

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