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Elena Donovan Mauer
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What’s the Most Popular Month to Have A Baby?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced its annual stats on births — there were about 3,958,000 babies born in the US in 2012. That’s about the same as 2011’s 3,953,593 babies. The fact that the birth rate hasn’t changed much from year to year is significant because the birth rate had been on decline from 2007 too 2011. Guess people are back to making babies!

So when are they doing it? The CDC says that the most popular birth month last year was August (362,000 babies) and the least popular was February (305,000). Maybe there’s something to the notion that people get to babymaking more when the weather’s cold.

What’s your due date or baby’s birth date? Have you noticed more friends having babies or fewer?

Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
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