Kimberley Sullivan's Blog

Avoid a Halloween birth!?

Posted on: October 29, 2011

A new study suggests that women may be avoiding giving birth on Halloween!! 

Yale scientists looked at the numbers of spontaneous, Caesarian and induced births in the two week period surrounding the holiday, and found a clear dip in babies born on October 31. The study, Influence of Valentine’s Day and Halloween on Birth Timing, published by the Journal of Social Science and Medicine, also indicated a spike in births on Valentine’s Day.

No surprise there! Of course you’d want a Valentine baby!

The data indicates a 5.3% fall in spontaneous births and a huge 16.9% drop in Caesareans on Halloween. In contrast, Valentine’s Day enjoyed a 3.6% rise in spontaneous births and a 12.1% increase in Caesareans.

Do you think a Halloween birthday is bad luck?

Kim 😉

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