And due to the current social distancing measures where people have been told to stay at home, some say it could mean more babies will be born than usual in months to follow.
But some experts are sceptical of a post-pandemic baby boom.
Yale Medicine infectious disease specialist Dr Jaimie Meyer told Cosmopolitan “history suggests otherwise” on the possibility of a post-coronavirus baby boom.
Dr Meyer said: “Epidemiological data from other times of stress and quarantine, including famines, earthquakes, heat waves, and contagious outbreaks like Ebola and flu, suggests that during events with high community-wide mortality, there is actually a dip in births nine months later.
Published at Tue, 24 Mar 2020 21:12:00 +0000