Agence France-PresseApril 20, 2013 23:15
In a nursery of a private maternity hospital in Athens, three mothers feed their newborns while another three babies nap nearby.
The room has only a few cots, and yet a number lie empty.
Sunk in recession for the past six years and struggling to steer its economy through painful austerity cuts, Greece now faces a fertility crisis as well.
"Benefits have been cut, the cost of living has risen, wages are down and there is great uncertainty," says Leonidas Papadopoulos, managing director of the Leto hospital and a veteran obstetrician.