"It's exciting," crowed Deputy Health Commissioner Lorna Thorpe. "We're doing well in New York."
A bump of nearly 3,000 births spurred New York's first baby boom since 1988: Some 125,506 children were born here in 2006, up from 122,725 the year before.
It's not clear what's behind the baby boom, but birth spikes are often associated with prosperity, Thorpe said. Still, the city's birth rate rose by 2.3%, less than the national increase of 3%.
Some 40% of all pregnancies in New York were terminated, the report said.
City women living longer, better & having babies
4 in 10 pregnancies ending in abortion doesn't sound like prosperity. But we aren't supposed to talk about such things and instead pretend it's all hunky dory...