Baby boom or baby bust?


  • COVID-19 Accelerates Existing Decline in Fertility Rates – news report June 23

  • Baby Boom or Bust? The Covid pandemic seems to have caused a birth dearth. Historically, how have countries responded to falling birthrates? – news report June

  • California is seeing a COVID baby bust – news May 24

  • Britain’s falling birthrate will damage our society – and it’s not just Covid to blame – commentary April 20

  • COVID disrupts contraception services, leads to 1.4 million unintended pregnancies, says UNFPA = news article March 11

  • Global Baby Drought of Covid-19 Crisis Risks Population Crunch – news article March 14

  • A baby bust … then a boom? Fertility clinics report spike in egg freezing – news article March 14

  • Pandemic blamed for falling birth rates across much of Europe – news article March 10

  • A COVID-19 “Baby Bust”? Birth Rates Appear To Be Falling Due To The Pandemic – news article March 10

  • The Covid-19 Baby Bust Is Here – news article March 4

  • Coronavirus Hasn’t Lead To The Baby Boom That Was Anticipated, According To A New Study news article Feb 3

  • COVID-19: Talk of a UK baby boom turns into fears of a baby bust – here’s what the data reveals – news article Jan 28

  • The baby boom that never was: France sees sharp decline in ‘lockdown babies’ – news article Jan 22


  • Potential Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Future Birth Rate – research report Dec 10

  •  The coming COVID-19 baby bust: Update – report Dec 17

  • Coronavirus baby boom – Mumsnet predicts a surge in lockdown pregnancies – news article – Dec 17

  • COVID baby boom? No, 2020 triggered a baby bust – and that will have lasting impacts – news article Dec 16 June 11