MembersBaby Boom in July

This is turning out to be a very “successful” year for Israel in terms of births.

By Michael Selutin |
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Hospitals across the country reported significant birthrate increases in July. Some maternity wards were so crowded that staff from other departments had to help out.

A number of births were even said to take place in the hallways, as birthing rooms were in short supply. Soroka Hospital in Beersheva said it saw a new record in July with 1,518 births, nearly 10 percent more than in July 2017. With a birthrate of 3.11 children per...

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