Are 'superstorm babies' coming? - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Superstorm Sandy

Are 'superstorm babies' coming?

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Jen Adamo is a cancer survivor who, because of her illness, never thought she would get pregnant. But now she is 19 weeks along and says the pregnancy is a gift not only from God but also from Superstorm Sandy.

"We were locked in the apartment for a weekend, it was really scary, there was really not much to do, so we made it as comfortable as possible for each other," she says.

Some baby experts say that's now a common story. 

Alison Milam runs Rosie Pope Maternity, which has locations on the Upper East Side and in Tribeca. She says workers at the Tribeca location have noticed an uptick in business. Most residents there were stuck in their homes with the lights out in the days after the big storm hit.

At the Upper East Side store business is about the same. Remember, the Upper East Side didn't suffer any outages during Sandy. 

"We couldn't figure out what was causing it, 'cause it was so localized," Milam says."And we did the math and realized that a lot of these women were newly pregnant and it kind of timed out exactly to when Sandy happened and all the lights went out." 

New York Presbyterian Hospital, which delivers among the highest volume of babies in the tri-state area, has not yet seen an uptick post-Sandy pregnancies. Still, doctors say it is not uncommon for people to shack up when the lights go down.

"During times where people are not at work as much and have more time at home, it's possible that with that free time, they use it well," Dr. Robin Kalish says.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

    Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:03 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:03:52 GMT
    For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.  Sixteen percent of adult New Yorkers smoked in 2013, up from 14 percent in 2010, which was the city's lowest recorded rate, according to the findings released by New York City's Department of Health.
    For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.  Sixteen percent of adult New Yorkers smoked in 2013, up from 14 percent in 2010, which was the city's lowest recorded rate, according to the findings released by New York City's Department of Health.
  • Report: health risks at some nail salons

    Report: health risks at some nail salons

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:28:27 GMT
    One of the most surprising findings in a report from the New York City public advocate is that city officials have virtually no authority over how nail salons are run. The city can't enforce standards like they do with restaurants, so it's clearly a case of beauty buyer beware. We get our nails done without thinking too much about it.
    One of the most surprising findings in a report from the New York City public advocate is that city officials have virtually no authority over how nail salons are run. The city can't enforce standards like they do with restaurants, so it's clearly a case of beauty buyer beware. We get our nails done without thinking too much about it.
  • Etan Patz murder confession played in court

    Etan Patz murder confession played in court

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:43:37 GMT
    A judge allowed a confession tape to be played in court in connection with the case of Etan Patz, who vanished in 1979. On the tape, Pedro Hernandez described how he killed Patz. But his lawyers say Hernandez falsely confessed and doesn't understand his rights. Before Hernandez's videotaped confession was played, Patz's mother quickly left the courtroom unable to watch the video.
    A judge allowed a confession tape to be played in court in connection with the case of Etan Patz, who vanished in 1979. On the tape, Pedro Hernandez described how he killed Patz. But his lawyers say Hernandez falsely confessed and doesn't understand his rights. Before Hernandez's videotaped confession was played, Patz's mother quickly left the courtroom unable to watch the video.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices