You've probably heard this joke a million times when the quarantine began: there's going to be a baby boom by the end of the year. Some laughed while nodding their heads and others thought it was impossible for couples to bring a new life into the world after seeing each other all day every day with no end in sight. But families are expanding. And creative parents-to-be are coming up with the funniest ways to announce their big news.

From saying they got the wrong kind of protection to little kids claiming their parents weren't good at social-distancing, its evident that some didn't lose their sense of humor during times of such great uncertainty.

According to Dr. Melissa Richards, an OBGYN at Olmsted County Medical Center, the hospital is expected to hit 1,000 births in 2020, which is something OMC hasn't done in more than five years.

That being said, she believes the "boom" won't be as drastic as some predict. "I wouldn't call it a boom, but maybe a bump," Dr. Richards told KTTC. "In 2019, we had 58 deliveries in December," Dr. Richards said. "This year, we are tracking to deliver 80 patients."

Lyman Stone, a research fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, pointed out that “events that cause a large increase in deaths tend to cause a large decrease in births nine months later.” Which is the complete opposite of the popular belief that a major natural disaster would inspire Americans sensing their own mortality to grow their families.

The researcher cited natural disasters such as hurricanes and famines, as well as previous pandemics to support the claim, saying that would-be parents may be traumatized by fear or concerned about how they would care for children during difficult and uncertain times. Still, such declines are often temporary.

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Stille20
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOL! I would think this one would be higher.

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Christophe Beunens
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You clearly did not follow Mr Presidents instructions with the Clorox

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Molly Smith
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That baby was clearly coming before the quarantine ...

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Vanta Black
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me: "Why am I the only one who isn't going to be a parent after quarantine?" Voice in my head: "Because you're single, you hate kids, and 50% of your time in lockdown has been given over to Animal Crossing." Me: "I got all the fossils, so it was totally worth it."

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Stille20
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is confusing.. two babies? you've had multiple opps babies? Though I am guessing friends and family probably understand it.

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Carla Power
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Please correct me if I'm wrong but if this baby is 24 weeks old it was conceived well before most countries went into quarantine (Reading July 3). Even if you include China which went into lockdown February 4th. Not to lessen the joy of their announcement.

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Leah Winfield
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So as cute as these are.. it’s not as if couples in the same household are expected to socially distance...?

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Stille20
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know about the announcement, but that baby is adorable

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JLaw
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Rainbow babies are so precious. 🌈👶❤

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Cori
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The little one on te right looks EXACTLY like my niece! 🤯

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NoodleBear
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These posts get old after a bit, they all say the same thing

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Vanta Black
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this a pregnancy announcement, or just a photo of baby wear that will tell everyone why said baby now exists?

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Jessica Nametz
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My husband and I were trying for our 2nd BEFORE this whole pandemic thing... Now I am due in November and everyone thinks it's because of the quarantine... 🤦 🤷‍♀️

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