Baby Boom Expected For Year Of The Dragon

Jan 28, 2012, 05:20 AM

The dragon, the only mythical creature in the Chinese zodiac, is considered to be the luckiest birth sign. According to the zodiac, those born in the Year of the Dragon are destined for wealth and success. Since couples can only have a “dragon baby” every twelve years, many postpone or plan their pregnancies for this year. Those wishing to get pregnant will try to conceive by May 2nd, the suggested deadline for having a dragon baby. Doctors in Hong Kong estimate that there could be 10% more babies born in Hong Kong compared to last year. Despite heavy restrictions and fines, many mainland mothers try to give birth in Hong Kong. Some want to avoid China’s one child policy, while others want better quality services and education for their children. Teachers in mainland China say that trying to conceive this year is foolish since dragon babies will lose out on educational opportunities due to the expected boom. #WeeklyNews