A "significant" equity issue remains in the Garden State, according to Advocates for Children of New Jersey, with about a third (32%) of Black and Hispanic babies being raised in poverty, compared to only 6% of whites.
The boom took a while to get going because many families lost income at the outset of the pandemic, and there was significant uncertainty about how the virus behaved and how it might affect childbirth.
Well now we know what you were doing during COVID! We have more BABIES than ever! Babies are my weakness by the way...fun fact: I will volunteer to watch anyone's baby that needs it just to get my baby fix! The photo above is when I brought my daughter Bella home from the hospital and I don't think her little feet touched the ground until she was 5. With all these babies being born, I was curious what the most popular names are for these bundles of joy in New Jersey...do you like these?