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Babies Are Most Likely To Be Born This Thursday Due To Boxing Day Sex

Babies Are Most Likely To Be Born This Thursday Due To Boxing Day Sex

It turns out that Boxing Day is a very merry time of year indeed, as more than 2,000 little ones are expected to be born this Thursday following a bout of festive baby making.

According to new research from the Office for National Statistics analysed by Thortful, 200 more babies are due on 26 September than on an average day that month.

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In fact, we're friskier around the Christmas period as a whole, with more babies being conceived in these days than at any other time of year.

The current surge in September births is due to couples getting loved up over the Christmas period Credit: PA
The current surge in September births is due to couples getting loved up over the Christmas period Credit: PA

But why is this, you might ask? Why would we choose the time when we're stuffed full of minced pies and Christmas turkey and worn out from a full day of sales shopping?!

Well, according to the ONS, there's a very sensible reason.

Apparently, its thought that most parents choose the Christmas period to conceive because they want their kids to be at the start of the school year. Clever.

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While people are often busy baby making on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, these two dates are also the least common days to give birth. A smart move - we can imagine the only thing that would make labour more painful is knowing you're missing out on Christmas dinner, too.

All is not to lose for December babies Credit: Unsplash
All is not to lose for December babies Credit: Unsplash

But fear not, December babies. While you might be in the minority, it isn't all doom and gloom if you're a December baby, because you're also statistically more likely to live longer.

The report published in the Journal of Ageing Research showed people born in December are more likely to live to 105 or even longer compared to the other months of the year.

There is even more great news for anyone born in December, as they also officially have less mood swings and don't complain as much as others. The stats don't lie, people.

The study puts these superiorities down to "seasonal variations".

So maybe we should push that Boxing Day baby making back a few months, after all?

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Life News, Sex and Relationships, Life, Babies, Parents

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Pretty 52 who loves writing about all things food, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. She also has a particular interest in women's issues.

 

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