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Post-Sandy Baby Boom Has Begun

But 'Sandy' Is Not Among The Popular Names
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OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — British royalty are not the only ones having babies lately.

As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, the stork – well, actually the hospital delivery room – is set to be busy in the Tri-State Area as the nine-month anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.

“Absolutely,” said Dr. Steven Morgan, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Ocean Township and Brick, N.J. He said the Jersey Shore Medical Center is expecting deliveries to go up 25 percent.

He said the hospital was seeing “a significant increase where we’ve had to make sure that there is plenty of staffing; plenty of timely discharges.”

Morgan said the first Sandy babies have arrived, but the boom could last a few weeks considering the length of the storm’s impact.

“A lot of people (were) home without electricity for 10 or 12 days,” he said.

So far, Morgan said parents seem to have been staying away from naming their kids Sandy — even though it can be a boy or a girl’s name.

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