Valentine’s Day = babies

NHS England have released figures showing that the most romantic day of the year leads to a spike in conceptions.

A photo of a pregnant woman's bump with her hands making the shape of a heart in front of it

Pregnancy news, 15/02/2018

It’s not all that surprising that the romance of Valentine’s Day leads to an increase in the number of babies being conceived. However, this week the NHS released figures from 2015 which showed that there was a 5 per cent rise in conceptions around the holiday that year.

On average, 15,427 babies were conceived each week in 2015. During the week of Valentine’s Day this rose to 16,263, with a further 16,344 the week after.

Christmas is the busiest time for planning babies, with more couples getting pregnant in December and January than any other time of year. And it looks like Valentine’s is a very close second.

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