Rome, Dec. 30 (Reuters) - The year 2013 was the year of the 'empty cradles' in Italy: 62 infants less per day compared to 2012. The data of births, down time, is in fact the lowest since 1980. With some geographical difference: the clans hold better than the province. And as for the large cities expands Rome, Milan recovers, Florence is stable. While, surprisingly, the confidence comes from the earthquake-hit areas in Emilia where there was, although only in some municipalities affected, an increase of birth rate. A "auspicious sign of hope," according to the pediatrician Italo Farnetani that sets the scene for the processing of births in 2013 Reuters Health Istat data.
For the pediatrician, author of the books of advice for parents, "2013 has been a disaster: the negative trend has continued, without a glimpse of a possibility of a trend reversal. It has had the worst negative figure of the last 33 years. " The Istat According to provisional data for the first seven months of this year - significant because they represent 57% of those born the year - compared with the same period of 2012, we note that in Italy there was a further loss of 4.26% compared to 2012, in absolute numbers 291 853 304 850 newborns against. Taking a projection, based on quest'andamento, it is estimated that in 2013 there will be 511 430 births, ie 22 756 babies in less than 62 infants less per day compared to 2012. Even 57 427 compared to 2009, ie 152 less per day. A phenomenon that, according to Farnetani, it is not so much tied to the economic crisis as a lack of confidence in the future. "Unlike previous years, where the change in the birth rate was an index of the state of the real economy, so the increase and decrease followed employment opportunities and the economic performance of the individual areas, in 2013 has been a general downward trend in Italy, demonstrating a lack of confidence and the desire to wait for better times to conceive a child, "says the doctor. The advice to aspiring parents "is - says Farnetani - wait to conceive a child if you are living a situation of uncertainty that causes distrust, anxiety, or if you want the family to stabilize even from the economic point of view. There is no guarantee, in fact, a harmonious development of the child psycho within the family when there is a climate of uncertainty and mistrust. " "The child - continued the pediatrician - he needs to see the authoritative parents, giving him security. In recent years there has been an increase in the age of the parents especially the first experience. Indeed, sometimes the increase in the average age of mothers and fathers is not a negative phenomenon. With age there is an increase in maturity, so it is expected that parents are the most authoritative and confident. " Related:buy cheap celine bagsceline paris handbagsceline trio bagceline outletceline discount bagsceline scarf