LIFE

Nurse Notices Huge Boom In Births, Then Checks Date And Realizes It’s Because Of Snowstorm

Sophie by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

In March 1993,  a major snowstorm hit the East Coast of the United States. The storm forced many people to stay home to wait out the dangerous conditions.

But as one nurse put it nine months later, “one thing led to another.”

The nurse interviewed by CBS Baltimore said that she was sure to mark down the dates of the of the snowstorm so that she could look for the boom in births nine months later, in December.

When the time came, she saw that she had written the words “snow boom” at the bottom of the page. She was confused at first, but then it dawned on her to check what had happened nine months earlier. When she saw the dates of the snowstorm, it all made sense.

Her instinct was right! It seems like some couples knew how to pass the time while stuck inside, as the hospital’s maternity ward saw a dramatic increase in babies born. In one 24-hour period, seventeen children were brought into the world, and in another, eighteen. That’s a lot of babies in such a short span!

Those babies are all grown-up now — and if they knew their birth story, they would likely laugh out loud.

Do you remember the massive snowstorm of March 1993? Were you on the East Coast, too?

Please SHARE if this vintage footage and news segment about the blizzard made you giggle!

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