Fertile country: Babies linked to Colo. festival

Fertile country: Babies linked to Colo. festival

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:04 pm

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The effects of an annual music festival in Grand Junction, Colo., may appear months after the last act plays — nine months, to be precise. A health official says her agency sees far more pregnant women in the weeks after Country Jam, which was held last month and featured Tim McGraw, Clay Walker and Sugarland. Nurse-Family Partnership supervisor Wanda Scott says her agency normally sees 25 to 30 pregnant women a month but the number jumps to almost 80 about five weeks after the festival. She gave her findings to Mesa County commissioners Monday. Scott’s program helps first-time mothers with low incomes. The average age of clients is 19. Published in The Messenger 7.10.08

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