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Nine Months After Sandy, New Jersey's Seeing A Baby Boom

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Nine Months After Sandy, New Jersey's Seeing A Baby Boom

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Nine Months After Sandy, New Jersey's Seeing A Baby Boom

Nine Months After Sandy, New Jersey's Seeing A Baby Boom

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The royal baby isn't the only bundle of joy making headlines in New Jersey. Nine months after Hurricane Sandy hit — leaving many people stuck at home with nothing to do — there seems to be a bit of a baby boom. Several hospitals in New Jersey report they're delivering hundreds more babies than this time last year.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

In New Jersey it's not just the royal baby making headlines because there are many other new bundles of joy. When Hurricane Sandy hit, many people were stuck at home, nothing to do but keep close and wait it out. And you know, funny thing - nine months later there seems to be a bit of a baby boom. Several hospitals in New Jersey report they are delivering hundreds more babies than at this time last year. No word on whether or not a popular name choice is Sandy. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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