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  • Extreme Hospital COVID Policies Are Leading More Pregnant Women To Choose A Home Birth

    09/27/2021 6:14:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education. ^ | September 26, 2021 | Kerry McDonald
    With hospital births becoming increasingly unattractive as a result of COVID-19 protocols, many women are beginning to consider home births as an alternative. When I decided to have my third baby at home, I did so because I felt that a home birth with an experienced midwife would be the safest place for labor and delivery. My first two children were born in a large, Boston teaching hospital, and medical interventions there caused complications for me. My last two children were born at home, on their own time, with no interventions and no complications. You can read more about my...
  • Study: Birth rates decline in U.S., western Europe during pandemic

    08/30/2021 6:12:01 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 25 replies
    https://www.upi.com ^ | AUG. 30, 2021 / 3:00 PM | ByBrian P. Dunleavy
    The United States saw a 7% decline in its national childbirth rate in 2020, the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published Monday. The drop in the domestic crude birth rate -- or the ratio between the number of live births in a population during a given year and the total mid-year population for the same year -- mirrored similar trends in western Europe, researchers said in the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The crude birth rate in Italy fell by 9% last year, while Spain saw an 8% drop and...
  • Protecting Christians: Hungary and Estonia Forge Ties

    07/16/2019 5:15:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/12/19 | Martina Moyski
    Orbán and Estonian deputy prime minister meet in BudapestBUDAPEST, Hungary (ChurchMilitant.com) - Hungarian President Viktor Orbán's mission to protect Christian culture is moving up toward the Baltic. The Hungarian president met with Mart Helme, Estonian deputy prime minister, minister of the interior and chairman of the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) to build new alliances between Hungary and the Baltic states. The talks occurred in the Carmelite monastery next to the presidential palace in the Castle District of Budapest on July 8. Toward the goal of protecting Christian values, the two leaders agree that national control of external borders...
  • In major shift, China raises per-couple children limit to 3 from 2

    05/31/2021 5:18:31 AM PDT · by deport · 35 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | In major shift, China raises per-couple children limit to 3 from 2 MAY 31, 2021 / 7:01 AM
    China has raised the number of children each couple can have to three from two. The move is a major bid to reverse the country's falling birth rate and turn around an aging population in the world's most populous nation.China scrapped its longstanding one-child policy in 2016 in favor of a two-child limit, but that didn't spark a continued rise in births. The one-child policy was started in 1979 to halt a population explosion.
  • Births in US fall to lowest total since 1979 amid fear of 'demographic earthquake'

    05/10/2021 7:29:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/10/2021 | Brandon Showalter
    The birth rate and fertility rate in the United States fell to a new historic lows in 2020 although some believed the pandemic would lead to a baby boom, according to a provisional report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The drop is related to the pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic but larger social factors are also contributing to the precipitous decline in births, some say. The CDC announced last week in a May Vital Statistics Rapid Release that the provisional number of births in the U.S. in 2020 was over 3.6...
  • No American babies, no greatness: The average number of kids per U.S. woman has dropped in the past 10 years

    07/01/2020 5:47:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/01/2020 | Alejandro Macarron
    How can America be great in the future with fewer babies every year? In the long term, no way, José. The average number of kids per U.S. woman has dropped from 2.12 in 2007 to 1.71 in 2019, the lowest ever. In the case of whites, it's 1.61. This baby deficit continues to grow, and with it, America's greatness potential shrinks. The U.S. share of world births is one third less than in 1960. This looks good only compared to Europe, where the decline is one half less. Immigrants haven't provided a sufficient solution to the social undermining that entails...
  • Vanity: Will Quarantining Lead To A New 'Baby Boom' This Winter?

    05/18/2020 8:12:48 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 29 replies
    05-18-2020 | OrangeHoof
    With most of the Western world forced into #stayathome quarantine over the COVID pandemic, could we see a new 'baby boom' this winter, nine months after the shutdown that covered most of the Americas and Europe? Young men and women sheltered in place with "nothing to do" has always seemed to be a recipe for an increase in sexual activity. With 315,000 estimated worldwide deaths (source: New York Times) which seem to be largely the elderly and health-compromised, will the world be quickly replacing the lost with toddlers in 7-10 months? The answer is likely "yes" but not necessarily so....
  • Nearly 400K Anchor Babies Born In 2019, Exceeding U.S. Births In 48 States

    01/06/2020 9:26:34 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-6-2020 | John Binder
    Close to 400,000 anchor babies were born in the United States in 2019 as an executive order to end birthright citizenship gets kicked down the road for another year by President Donald Trump’s administration. Analysis conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies revealed in 2018 that about 300,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens are born every year. These children, often referred to as “anchor babies,” immediately obtain American citizenship and anchor their illegal or foreign parents in the country. In addition, about 72,000 anchor babies are born to foreign tourists, foreign visa workers, and foreign students every year — all...
  • The Affordable, Effective Alternative to IVF No One Talks About

    12/15/2019 12:34:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | December 15, 2019 | Cassie Moriarty
    With increasing rates of infertility and higher average rates of maternal age, people are turning to assisted reproductive technologies (ART) like in vitro fertilization (IVF) more than ever. More than 8 million babies have been born since the first IVF pregnancy in 1978. Recognizing the emotional agony of dealing with trouble conceiving, it makes sense why IVF is becoming so widely used. IVF provides a glimmer of hope for couples who have faced numerous cycles of negative pregnancy tests. But recently, some light has been shed on less positive aspects of the ART industry, revealing inflated success rates, maternal and...
  • America just had its lowest number of births in 32 years, report finds

    05/15/2019 9:57:47 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2019 | Jacqueline Howard
    America's fertility rate and the number of births nationwide are continuing to decline. The number of births for the United States last year dropped to its lowest in about three decades, according to provisional data in a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Even though the number of births we've seen in 2018 is the lowest that we've seen in 32 years, the total fertility rate is at a record low," said Brady Hamilton, a natality expert at the center and first author of the report.
  • Baby Boom or Bust? Media Gets it Wrong – Again

    08/11/2018 11:49:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    According to recent media accounts, America is in a population death spiral. Open-borders activists have seized on the narrative to promote ever-looser immigration policies.But the narrative is wrong.In fact, women in the U.S. are more likely to be mothers than in the past, and they are having more children, reports the Pew Research Center.The Pew study found that women have 2.07 children during their lives on average – up from 1.86 in 2006, the lowest on record. Family size is also up. In 2016, mothers at the end of their childbearing years had had about 2.42 children, compared with 2.31...
  • Deaths overtake births in Europe, new stats confirm

    07/12/2018 12:12:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/12/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LUXEMBOURG, July 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The native-born population of the European Union (EU) is on the decline thanks to more deaths than births in 2017, new government figures reveal. On Tuesday, the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat released a report on the latest population data, just in time for World Population Day on Wednesday. It reveals that the EU saw 5.3 million deaths and 5.1 million births in 2017. The overall population increased from 511.5 million to 512.6 million, however, thanks to immigrants making up the difference. “With 82.9 million residents (or 16.2% of the total EU population on...
  • Will Germany Still Belong To Germans In The Near-Future?

    03/27/2018 5:39:33 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Free Real Time ^ | 3-27-3018
    The speed with which the German population is shrinking seems to be even too much for the statisticians of Destatis, the official German bureau of statistics, who posit that by 2060, with a zero level of net immigration, the German population will have declined to 60.2 million. However, our research team has found out that this number is far too optimistic: in 40 years Germany will have a population of 52.6 million people, a considerable 34% drop from the current 81 million inhabitants, and by the end of the century the native German population, the indigenous people without a migration...
  • In 24 States, 50% Or More Of Babies Born On Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%

    03/24/2017 7:40:34 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    CNS ews ^ | 3-24-2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In 24 of the nation’s 50 states at least half of the babies born during the latest year on record had their births paid for by Medicaid, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. New Mexico led all states with 72 percent of the babies born there in 2015 having their births covered by Medicaid. Arkansas ranked second with 67 percent; Louisiana ranked third with 65 percent; and three states—Mississippi, Nevada and Wisconsin—tied for fourth place with 64 percent of babies born there covered by Medicaid. New Hampshire earned the distinction of having the smallest percentage of babies born...
  • Moscow's Baby Bust?

    09/23/2015 8:28:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | July 8, 2015 | Ilan Berman
    For decades, first the Soviet Union and then Russia languished under adverse population trends. Deaths far outpaced births, life expectancy was dismally low, and social ills, from alcoholism to unsafe abortion practices, were rampant. Over the past several years, however, this demographic picture has somewhat brightened. In 2012, live births outnumbered deaths for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union. That indicator has remained marginally positive, and others have also begun to improve. By 2013, Russia’s average life expectancy reached a historic high, at 71 years, and birthrates nearly matched European averages. These reversals have been modest,...
  • New Yorkers have stopped breeding

    04/27/2015 8:48:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2015 | Carl Campanile
    More New Yorkers are keeping their nests empty. The city’s birth rate is the lowest since 1936 — having steadily declined over the past decade, according to data obtained by The Post. “This is a very troubling trend,” said Conservative Party state chairman Mike Long. “The economy is hurting families and the development of families.” “If we don’t produce enough young people, society won’t be able to pay for Social Security and Medicaid,” he warned.
  • Pregnant women gain new options under health law (more Medicaid)

    05/10/2014 6:30:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2014 9:18 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth. Lower-income women who signed up for a private policy in the new insurance exchanges will have access to additional coverage from their state’s Medicaid program if they get pregnant. Some women could save hundreds of dollars on their share of hospital and doctor bills. Medicaid already pays for nearly half of U.S. births, but this would create a way for the safety-net program to supplement private insurance for many expectant mothers. Officials and advocates say the enhanced coverage will be...
  • When a horrific rape leads to an innocent life

    08/23/2012 10:48:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 22, 2012 | Tim Carney
    Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin thinks that, as a scientific matter, Jenni Maas shouldn't exist. Mitt Romney thinks that, as a legal matter, Jenni didn't have the same right to exist as the rest of us do. Many others seem to think her mother should be ashamed that Jenni exists at all. Jenni was conceived when her mother was raped by a boyfriend as a teenager. She is a human reminder of an uncomfortable truth denied and minimized by people on all sides of the abortion issue: Rape can result in pregnancy, which means it can create innocent babies. "A...
  • Does the GOP’s Demographic Death Spiral End in a Texas Graveyard?

    05/22/2012 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 46 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 May 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    If Democratic voters were rapidly increasing in number and Republican voters rapidly decreasing, it should be pretty big news, shouldn’t it? Not when at issue is a third rail of American social commentary: race. Recently I wrote a piece on race and voting patterns, using as a lede the story about how white births now account for less than 50 percent of the U.S. total for the first time in history. And while most respondents agreed with my analysis, some reacted predictably: Uncomfortable even hearing about race and/or frightened by what lies ahead, they rationalized away obvious facts. And here...
  • Minority Births Are New Majority

    05/17/2012 5:53:01 AM PDT · by Dysart · 58 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-17-12 | Conor Dougherty
    For the first time in U.S. history, whites of European ancestry account for less than half of newborn children, marking a demographic tipping point that is already changing the nation's politics, economy and workforce. Among the roughly four million children born in the U.S. between July 2010 and July 2011, 50.4% belonged to a racial or ethnic group that in previous generations would have classified them as minorities, up from 48.6% in the same period two years earlier, the Census Bureau said Thursday. That was the first 12-month stretch in which non-Hispanic white children accounted for less than half the...