Valentine’s Day romance leads to a jump in pregnancies, new figures from NHS England show.
According to the NHS there is a 5 per cent rise in conceptions around the most romantic day of the year.
There were 16,263 babies conceived in the week of Valentine’s Day, up on an average of 15,427 each week, according to 2015 figures that have been analysed for the first time. Another 16,344 were conceived the following week meaning that the Valentine’s Day is second only to Christmas for the number of women becoming pregnant.
According to new analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the most common birthday in England and Wales is 26 September – nearly nine months after Christmas Day with more babies being born in late September and early October than at any other point of the year.
Another mini-boom in birthdays occurs on November 12th, around 9 months from today.