That's according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.
The number of babies born in the midlands is on the rise.
840 births were registered between July and September last year, a jump of 30 from the same period in 2018.
The number of babies born in this region in Quarter 3 of 2019 was 38 per cent of the national total.
The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show 337 births were registered in Westmeath between July and September, up from 309 in the same period in 2018.
That figure was 240 in Offaly, up from 226.
While Laois recorded a drop in births - 263 babies were born in the third quarter of 2019, compared to 271 in 2018.
In total, almost 15,400 babies were born in Ireland between July and September of last year.