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High Birth Rates Continue to Rise

Defying demographic change, birth rates are on the rise in Hamburg

Fertility remains high in Hamburg. Also in the first quarter of 2015, the number of births in Hamburg’s hospitals and private maternity wards has risen once again. Compared to 2014’s 11,168 births, 11,366 children were born in Q1, 2015. Thus, a plus of 251 children saw the light of day. The baby boom of recent years has well be registered by Hamburg’s hospitals. While only 9,834 children were born in the first six months of 2011, figures increased to 10,525 in 2013.

Compliment of Medical Quality

“A record high last year, and another increase this year is – especially in view of demographic change – a reason to celebrate”, rejoices Cornelia Prüfer-Storck, Hamburg Minister of Health. “In addition, these birth rates are a compliment to the high quality of medical care in the maternity wards of Hamburg’s hospitals, and of the neonatal departments, in particular.”

Hamburg’s Top Three Clinics

The highest fertility rates in the first six months of this year were reported by the obstetric departments of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, the catholic St Mary’s Hospital and Asklepios Clinic Altona. The largest absolute increase in the number of births has been recorded at Albertinen Hospital, followed by the Asklepios Clinic Wandsbek, which recorded the largest increase by percentage.

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