Within nine weeks five babies were born with may others due in the near future in surrounding towns.According to Cowell mother, Roxy Novak, she along with four other women in Cowell have given birth in a proximity of nine weeks.
However a spokesperson for Country Health SA said five births in the last nine weeks is below the state’s average.
According to figures in the Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia 2010, published by SA Health in March this year, suggests that nine births is below average.
“According to the figures, the area (Cowell, Cleve, Kimba and Arno Bay) sees roughly .84 to 1.05 births per week.
“This would mean that five births in nine weeks, roughly .55 births per week, is below average,” they said.
However, more births are still expected for the area this year.
According to the Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia, Cowell, Cleve, Kimba and Arno Bay in total had 44 births in 2008, 55 births in 2009 and 54 births in 2010.
The Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia also states in 2010, South Australia reported 20,002 births, including stillbirths of at least 400 grams or 20 weeks gestation.
Of that 20,002 births 144 (0.7 per cent) were home births, with only 138 of those planned to be home births, 10,870 (54.3 per cent) births were in metropolitan teaching hospitals, 5,123 (25.6 per cent) births were in metropolitan private hospitals and 3,865 (19.3 percent) births were in country hospitals.
In 2010, 10,306 males were born and 9,696 females were born in South Australia.
The outcome continues to state, in 2010 there were 19,221 live births of a singleton baby a further 118 were still birth, 643 sets of live birth twins and one set of twins that were stillbirth.
There were also 15 sets of live births triplets and four sets of live birth quadruplets, both experienced no sets of stillbirth.
The Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia says in 2010, 16,263 women (82.7 per cent) were Caucasian, 625 (3.2 per cent) were Aboriginal and 1,894 (9.6 per cent) were Asian, with 885 (4.5 per cent) accounted for other races.
The entire Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia of 2010 can be viewed on the SA Health website: www.health.sa.gov.au/pehs/ pregnancyoutcome.htm.
Despite many births expected this year, Health SA said at this time it cannot be called a baby boom until after the period is over.
“In regards to a baby boom, we can’t know until after the period is over, we can’t predict the future,” they said.