This is February 29th, a date that only appears on our calendars once every four years. For expectant mothers, giving birth today can be somewhat of a blessing and a curse for the child — and there’ll be plenty of “leap babies” born today too.Sue Gehlsen is Maternity Center manager at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. She says the hospital averages nine or ten deliveries every day. Gehlsen says parents of babies born today will have to make some choices once their little one gets a few years older.Gehlsen says it wouldn’t be so horrible to not have a birth date every year as the event would still be celebrated, just not on the exact date.A person born on February 29th who is 80 chronological years old has actually only seen 20 birthdays.
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