By the middle of the year, say around August to September, you may be wondering why you’ve been attending more birthday parties during this time than any other part of the year. According to a recent study, it’s likely that your friends are Christmas conceptions, and that the holidays allow more babies to be conceived than usual.
We know what you’re thinking: Of course more babies are conceived during Christmas! It’s cold, and what do people tend to do when it’s cold? However, it’s a little more complex than chalking it up to snuggle weather (although that is certainly a factor, as well). A recent study published in the Obstetrics and Gynecology journal showed that there is a biological reason behind being able to conceive during this season.
According to the study, the sperm that men produce during winter or the cold months is better compared to those in the summer. Same goes for a woman’s ovum receptivity, as the changes in the length of daylight is more favorable when it comes to a woman’s ovum receptivity.
So if you’re trying to have a baby, ’tis the season to procreate, apparently.
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