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New Data Suggests That Pandemic Resulted in Temporary Decline in Number of Babies Born in United Kingdom

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, birth rates in the UK had already declined to historically low levels. The most recent data published by the national statistical offices suggest a short-term decline in births in England and Wales, and Scotland, but little change in Northern Ireland, following the first COVID-19 lockdown. In Scotland and Northern Ireland the number of births was back up to pre-COVID levels from March 2021 onwards.

Original Article: medicalxpress.com

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