Greece is preparing for a baby boom in the coming months, as a result of the unusually cold and snowy winter that forced many couples to stay indoors and keep warm. According to experts, the birth rate in Greece could rise by up to 15% compared to the previous year, as more people turned to romance and intimacy to cope with the harsh weather conditions.
The phenomenon, dubbed “snow babies”, has been observed in other countries that experienced severe snowstorms, such as Canada, the US, and Japan. However, Greece, which is known for its sunny and mild climate, was caught off guard by the sudden surge in pregnancies. Many hospitals, clinics, and maternity wards are scrambling to accommodate the expected influx of new mothers and babies.
Some Greeks are welcoming the news, saying that it is a sign of hope and optimism in a country that has been struggling with economic and social problems. Others are worried about the impact of the baby boom on the already strained public services and resources. Some are even blaming the government for failing to provide adequate heating and electricity during the winter, and for not promoting family planning and contraception.
Whatever the case, Greece is set to witness a historic demographic change in the near future, as thousands of snow babies are born and join the population.