A post-lockdown baby boom is 'not evident' in Ireland.
It comes amid suggestions last year there could be a rise in pregnancy rates following the first lockdown last March and April.
However, figures in both the UK and Ireland suggest that hasn't happened.
In the UK, there's been a 4% decrease in the number of 12 week scans carried out in 2020 compared to 2019.
Here, a spokesperson for the Coombe Hospital said: "We’ve had a number of enquiries over the past year re a baby boom.
"It’s not evident here. Our bookings are on a par with last year’s."
The National Maternity Hospital says there's only been a 3% increase in the number of 12-week scans carried out in 2020 compared to 2019.
The Rotunda Hospital, meanwhile, says it estimates that between January and June there will be a 4.5% increase in births compared to the same period last year.
Estimates for this year are still speculative, but the hospital says it's still only expecting a 'marginal' increase compared to 2020.
Self-employed community midwife Aine Hennessy says there's been a noticeable increase in the demand for home births since the pandemic began.
She said: "In 2019, we had 254 women booked with the HSE Home Birth service.
"In 2020, we had 330 booked."