Mac baby boom linked to NHL lockout?

From The Hamilton Spectator:

A baby boom at McMaster’s Medical Centre has some staff wondering what, if anything, the blip could have to do with last year’s NHL lockout.

Dr. Patricia Smith, deputy chief of obstetrics, says it’s difficult to draw a link between the hospital’s bustling labour and delivery department and the league’s labour strife.

Nonetheless, the number of births spiked in May and June — around nine months after the pro hockey lockout began.

“We have been busier over the last three months,” Smith said. “Now whether that’s linked at all to the lockout, I don’t know.”

According to Hamilton Health Sciences, 549 babies were born at Mac during May and June — a 13 per cent increase over 2012.

Continue reading the rest of the story on The Hamilton Spectator