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Uptick in Births at Stony Brook Might Be Sandy-Related

Trend is ongoing at multiple Long Island hospitals.

Courtesy SBUH
Courtesy SBUH
A rise in births at Long Island hospitals – including Stony Brook University Hospital – could amount to a collective superstorm Sandy baby boom, according to a story published Monday in Newsday.

Nine months after Sandy hit Long Island, a spokesman for Stony Brook told Newsday that the hospital had more births in July of 2013 than in July of 2012.

"In July 2012, a total of 342 babies were born at the hospital. This July there were 355 babies born. We average 10-11 babies each day," said Clinton Weaver, senior director of public affairs and marketing.

The same trend was seen at North Shore/Long Island Jewish Medical Center and NuHealth/Nassau University Medical Center.

According to BabyCenter.com, more parents are choosing to name their daughters Sandy as of late. 

"While superstorm Sandy was a time of great devastation, it was also a time of faith, love and collaboration," Linda Murray, global editor for BabyCenter.com, told Newsday.

Click here to read the full story from Newsday (subscription required).

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