woman in wheelchair sitting at table with little girl As many as two million women are considering leaving the workforce because of childcare responsibilities caused by the pandemic. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The pandemic has brought families closer together, with many parents not only working from home but also supervising their children’s virtual education. But does this togetherness encourage them to increase the size of their families or hit pause on having more children for now?

While many commentators have speculated about a post-pandemic baby boom, Evernorth, which is Cigna’s health services business, asked 2,000 women of childbearing age with employer-sponsored benefits about their plans.

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