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Bay Area hospitals seeing birth rates inching back up after recession
The Mercury News

It’s too early to call it a “baby boom.”

But many Bay Area hospitals are reporting that its number of births finally have been inching back up to pre-recession levels in the past year or two years. John Muir, Lucile Packard, Stanford, UCSF and Kaiser Permanente hospital systems all say they are seeing what seems so far to be a gradual rise in births after a slowdown in births during the economic slump.