It’s time to have a baby!

My daughter was born at 9.00 A.M.

Don’t worry, this is not an article on the biological clock.

It is an article regarding the most common time to come to this world.

In the last two decades, the number of cesarean sections raised in the U.S.. About 50% of births are the result of a programmed C-section or induced labor. Thus, most babies are born during week, between 8 A.M. and 6 P.M.. C-sections, in fact, are scheduled when most of the hospital staffers are on duty, and that is, of course, during daytime.

September and October are the most common months to arrive and the reason is simple: we love each other more during holidays. Read the related article here.

Have a look to the two articles I used for references to see nice and explanatory graphs on this topic.

What about me? My daughter was in breech position and so she was born through a programmed C-section. When? At 9 A.M. on a Monday of September!

What about you?

References:

Fischetti and Armostrong, “Monday, 8 A.M.: Time to Have a Baby”, doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0717-76

Armstrong, “Why Are so Many Babies Born around 8:00 A.M.?”, https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/sa-visual/why-are-so-many-babies-born-around-8-00-a-m/

Published by Martina Bodner

Biotechnologist, PhD Candidate in Food Chemistry, Science Teacher, STEM and autism advocate, mother.

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