Ft. Carson Baby Boom

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Thousands of Fort Carson soldiers have returned home from Iraq since February.

And that means the Army post will be welcoming some more people
soon -- babies.

Evans Army Community Hospital is expecting 160 infants to be born to Fort Carson soldiers in December. The Army hospital's obstetrics educator Roycelyn Bowman says 140 more babies are due in January.

The 160 babies due in December is the most since January 1992 after the Persian Gulf War, when the hospital delivered 156 babies.

Bowman says some women will be sent to deliver babies at Memorial or Penrose Community hospitals.

She says any female soldiers who deliver will be exempt from redeployment to Iraq.