Number of babies continues to increase

The number of births in the United States has been steadily increasing since 1997. In 2006 there were 4,265,996 babies born in the United States, 10% more than in 1997 -- just short of the record high of 4.3 million babies in 1957 at the peak of the Baby Boom years. Interim data through June 2007 shows a continuing increase. The 1957 record may have been broken in 2007.