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Last October, when Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast, lots of people stayed huddled inside their homes, trying to stay warm and brave the storm... and apparently, have hurricane sex!
Now -- surprise -- all that getting busy is leading to babies. Lots and lots of babies. According to a recent article in The New York Post, experts say a Hurricane Sandy baby boom is expected to arrive this summer. "We started noticing a couple of weeks ago that we were getting really busy with phone calls and lab results and charts. We were like, what is going on here?" Linda Roberts, a nurse manager at an OB/GYN office in Westchester, told the paper. "And then all of a sudden, it dawned on me! This is right about the time when people would be coming in because they got pregnant during Hurricane Sandy."
The office reports a 30 percent increase in due dates between July 15 and August 15 -- exactly the time babies could have been conceived during the storm.
One of those expecting couples is Jennifer Adamo and her boyfriend, who rode out the storm in Staten Island without electricity or television and clearly kept themselves occupied in other ways. Six weeks later they found out they were pregnant: "Even though this baby is a surprise, it was such a great thing for our families after the devastation of the storm," Adamo told the paper.
No word yet if they'll name the baby Sandy.