More Children Are Born–But Not Conceived–On Valentine’s Day

Most people would probably assume that Valentine’s Day is linked to an
increase in pregnancies. I mean, given the nature of this holiday and the
emphasis on celebrating sex and romance, that would only make intuitive
sense, right? Surprisingly, however, it’s not supported by the data. If it
were, the birth rate would increase nine months later, but it doesn’t—in
fact, we actually see one of the lowest birth rates in November.

By contrast, what we do see on Valentine’s Day is a consistent spike in
births. In other words, the evidence doesn’t point to more babies being
conceived on Valentine’s Day, but it does point to more babies being born
on it.

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