If you’re currently trying for a baby, perhaps you should give it a go tonight – as it’s apparently very lucky for people.
January 2 at 10.36pm has been revealed as the most common time of the whole year to conceive, according to statistics.
It’s even known as ‘National Baby-Making Day’ as official figures revealed the UK’s most commonly shared birthday is September 26, which is 38 weeks away – the average length of a pregnancy.
Today is popular for baby-making for a number of reasons, according to fertility experts.
Channel Mum, who conducted a poll of 2,139 couples, says the most popular reason to want a Christmas-conceived baby is so it would be born in September.
This would make their child among the eldest in the school year, with 27 per cent of mums and dads claiming this was important to them.
The majority of respondents also agreed it’s the top day for some fun between the sheets as ‘the drinking and partying is over’ and they want to spend time together before returning to work.
On the whole, couples revealed they make love much more often over Christmas than normal, the 2016 poll revealed, with 58 per cent saying they have ‘a lot’ of extra sex.
Three quarters (73 per cent) claimed this was because they had more time together, while 48 per cent felt happier as it’s Christmas.
Over a quarter (28 per cent) said the festive spirit made them feel closer to their partner – but 36 percent admitted they made love more as they were ‘drinking more’.
One in five (20 per cent) got swept up in the festive feeling and decided to try for a baby, while 16 percent wanted to fall pregnant as ‘the best Christmas present ever’.
Eight per cent also said their partner proposed at Christmas, or they had just married in December, so they decided to try for a child.