Pandemic caused decline in births, study shows – The Washington Post

The study found that the decline was not the same across the board. Births fell 3.7 percent on average across states, but in states such as New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Delaware, the dip was much sharper. Births to residents of New York City, which was hit particularly hard early in the pandemic, saw a 23.4 percent decline nine months later, the researchers estimated.