Test Tube Baby Births as Leading Economic Indicator?

The ups and downs of birth rates are influenced by the economy, but that’s only one factor. It’s complicated.

So what about a subset of all birth rates? Specifically, births made possible by in vitro fertilization?

Such births have reportedly dropped off by a dramatic thirty percent since August of 2015 – for no readily apparent reason.

But the procedure reportedly costs between $10,000 and $15,000.

People who follow and study such things apparently noted the same phenomenon … declines going into the recession of 2008.

And now at least one expert, from the Center for Human Reproduction in Manhattan, believes that the next recession is on the way.

Read more in this New York Post piece: Declining IVF rates might signal the next recession .