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Moscow blackout to end up with baby boom

Baby Boom after blackoutStates of emergency often unite families, they make people pay attention to each other and care for each other

It is an open secret that people experience a strong need of attention and love from their loved ones during a state of emergency. This peculiarity is common for both men and women, for most courageous, fearless and emotional human beings. Such a desire for intimacy may often end up with a birth of a little one, nine months later, of course.

This trend was observed in the States after 9/11 terrorist attacks. New Yorkers, especially women, were utterly busy with their careers before the attacks, thinking that they had absolutely no time for bearing and raising children. The situation changed really soon, though: doctors were ready to accept a record number of babies nine months after the tragic events: all the babies were conceived in the autumn of 2001. American specialists called the phenomenon “outstanding pregnancy,” which was caused with the feeling of true love, not the mere wish of sexual satisfaction. People started paying a lot more attention to each other, they realized the value of each other's lives.

The recent energy crisis in Moscow has most likely produced a similar effect: it is not ruled out that a lot of Muscovites will become parents in nine months. Moscow's southern districts were disconnected from electric power supplies for two days.

When Moscow's Ostankino TV tower was on fire several years ago, a lot of Russian TV addicts had a lot of free time. Inattentive husbands, who usually preferred to lazy around and watch TV after work, were deprived of such an opportunity. They could watch nothing but blue screens on their TV-sets: the fire destroyed the broadcast. Women were happy.

It is noteworthy that human beings feel more attracted to each other at the end of spring, when the first summer month is drawing near. It is generally believed that the majority of children are conceived at the end of May or in the beginning of June. “It is quite possible that we are going to witness a sudden increase of the birth rate in Moscow in nine months,” doctor Alexander Fateyev told the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper. “States of emergency often unite families, they make people pay attention to each other and care for each other. As a rule, people become closer and they start thinking of their descendants. In addition, what else can two people do in their homes, when there is no electricity?” the doctor said.

Another experienced doctor, Alexander Zachepilo, is certain, though, that the current situation in Moscow is absolutely different from the one described above. “The energy crisis exasperated the majority of those, who suffered from it. When people are furious, they do not think about sex. It is obviously not that type of situation, when darkness inspires humans to love,” the doctor said.

US specialists predicted a baby boom in August of 2003, when a blackout paralyzed New York. The suppositions were based on the previous similar experience in 1965: an energy crisis in New York supposedly led to an increased birth rate in the city.