The numbers show that 40 percent of those babies were born to unwed mothers, which is also a new high.
Some experts believe the boomlet will not last. There is some indication birth rates in 2008 are already declining, partly as a result of the recession. "I expect they'll go back down," said Dr. Carol Hogue, an /*Emory University*/ professor specializing in maternal and child health. "The lowest birth rates recorded in the United States occurred during the Great Depression, and that was before modern contraception."
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