It's official - Valentine's Day has been proven to lead to an actual mini baby boom nine months later in November.
How many people do you know who have birthdays in November? Well, I hate to say it, but chances are that the most romantic day of the year had something to do with it.
Data collected by the NHS in 2015 during an analysis of the date revealed that 6,263 babies were conceived in the week of Valentine’s Day, up to 6% from the weekly average of 15,427, with 16,344 conceived the week after - a mini baby boom. The only time of the year that the spike is higher is the week after Christmas - explaining why September is the most popular birth month. Who would've thought, huh?
This year, Valentine's Day also happens to fall on a Friday. In a piece on Mother.ly it was revealed that Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the most popular days of the week to conceive - meaning we're most likely going to be welcoming lots more babies into the world in November 2020.
According to the same NHS survey, conception levels drop significantly towards the end of February - so make the most of it while you can!