What do blizzards and hurricanes have in common?
The power was out and there was nowhere to go. Central Florida couples did what many couples do when the lights go out.
So, it’s no coincidence there’s a baby boom nine months after Hurricane Charley. Since May 20 — 40 weeks after Charley hit — the number of births is up 26 percent at just one hospital compared with this time last year.
And all this prompted this quote:
“We’ve got our catcher’s mitts on,” said Jan Wagner, a registered nurse in Halifax’s labor and delivery department.
“There was no electricity, they were spending a lot of time at home, there were candles and — I’ll leave the rest up to you.”
Some women said the storms and their aftermath also made it difficult for them to reach their pharmacies for birth-control pills.