Dr. Renee Wellenstein, who is based in New York, said she predicts the baby boom will come once the threat of the pandemic lifts.

“There’s an overwhelming amount of fear right now and maybe the next couple months,” said Wellenstein, an OB/GYN for 15 years who now practices functional medicine. “When that’s over, everyone’s going to be like, ‘Let’s make a baby.'”

She works with many women who are trying to conceive and said virtually all of the interest she was seeing at the end of 2019 has dropped off.

“Stress decreases fertility in men and women,” Wellenstein said.