One midwife from London took to Twitter to air her frustrations about this time of year. ‘If you know or love a midwife, PLEASE STOP SHAGGING AT CHRISTMAS.’
September 26th is believed to be the busiest day of the year for babies born. What happens only nine months prior? Yep, Christmas.
You may have thought that ‘actually mid November would be a busiest’ but it turns out that November has nothing on September!
Mhairi Maharry from London, jokingly wrote on Twitter:
“How is it only the 5th of September. I can’t take 25 more days of this. If you know or love a midwife, PLEASE STOP SHAGGING AT CHRISTMAS.”
Some of the response’s we’re indeed brilliant:
Gotcha. Shared this w/a sweetheart who gave birth to her first 🌲 child 22 hours & 15 minutes ago as of this writing.
— Nancy Gage-Lindner (@gage_lindner) September 7, 2017
My son and mum have the same birthday (16th September) apparently it's the most common birthday of the whole year 😂
— Barbara Taylor (@BarbsieTaylor) September 6, 2017
I know I've found myself near pulling my hair out mid-September-shift, suggesting the posting of condoms along with Christmas cards. pic.twitter.com/JtDnMQ3rh7
— SarahMB🐌 (@sarahbaillie18) September 6, 2017
Haha oh this had me howling, sorry!! If it helps, currently 38+6 and the pelvic pain is ALL THE PAYBACK 😂
— Coxy (@MrsKatCox) September 6, 2017
I think I can speak for everyone, when I say that we can all agree that when the month of Christmas dawns upon us – we can thank the party hosts, drinking and festive foods for making September the hardest month of all for our beloved midwives.
Did You Know?
Not all babies have been conceived at Christmas due to too much alcohol, some are well thought out plans to aid with their school life. This means a child born in this month is given a head-start over the rest of their year compared to the youngest in their year.
However, the surge in September births may not be solely a result of couples getting frisky over the festive period – some parents plan to have September babies to coincide with the start of the school year, thus giving their child a head-start over their peers who are younger in the year.
Makes you wonder just how many babies are born after Valentines Day if September is the trophy holder!