Harvard researchers found that most people in the world were born on September 16. Harvard Professor, Amitabh Chandra, collected birth data between 1973 and 1999. The results showed that fewest people were born on February 29.
Earlier, a study indicated that January 2 is the date when most women are likely to conceive. 71% of parents indulge in sexual intercourse mostly because they’ve become closer and more intimate in HOLIDAY SEASON.
In Great Britain, January 2 has been dubbed the National Baby-Making Day.
Why is September such a popular time to come kicking and screaming into the world?
1. Winter is for lovers
As Stiles writes on his blog, “Following a customary gestation period, many of these babies [born on September 9th and 19th] would, in theory, have been conceived on Dec. 17 and 27, respectively.”
2. Our bodies crave winter cuddles
Researchers at the University of Texas School of Medicine summarized the science community’s various theories: “Biologic hypotheses include deterioration of sperm quality during summer, seasonal differences in anterior pituitary-ovarian function caused by changes in the daylight length, and variation in quality of the ovum or endometrial receptivity.”
“Increased sexual activity associated with end-of-year holiday festivities has also been postulated as a possible behavioural explanation for the December peak in conceptions.”