More Babies Born in August Than Any Other Month
When you're flipping through social media, have you ever noticed that an abundance of people are celebrating birthdays this month? That is because more babies are born in late summer than any other time of the year.
There are almost 4 million newborns delivered each year in the United States. Of that amount, 9.05% (or 353,000) babies are born in August alone, making it the biggest month for births. July comes in second with 349,000 births, followed by September.
So why on earth does this happen? Mary Jane Minkin, MD, who is a clinical professor of ob-gyn at Yale School of Medicine, says it’s because most couples simply aren’t as physical during the warmer months. It’s just too hot outside and less appealing. This would certainly coincide with statistics, which find February to have the fewest amount of births, followed by April.
Another fun fact? The most common day of the week for little bundles of joy to be delivered is Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention find that on average there are 12,323 births on Tuesdays, with Wednesday and Thursday close behind.
Minkin finds that in today’s society, the higher number of induced pregnancies is a contributing factor. “In our society, there are a fair number of inductions, and these generally get going in the early or the middle of the week,” she says. “Elective C-sections are almost never scheduled for weekends.”
Source: Yahoo! News