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Babies are more likely to be conceived in autumn but we don’t know why

Health 14 February 2020 By Alice Klein Early autumn is a popular time to start trying to get pregnantNazar Abbas Photography/Getty ImagesBabies are most likely to be conceived in late autumn and least likely to be conceived in spring, according to a large study in North America and Denmark. Births tend to spike at certain…



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14 February 2020

By Alice Klein

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Early autumn is a popular time to start trying to get pregnant

Nazar Abbas Photography/Getty Images

Babies are most likely to be conceived in late autumn and least likely to be conceived in spring, according to a large study in North America and Denmark.

Births tend to spike at certain times of the year, but this may reflect seasonal variation in when women try to get pregnant rather than when they are most likely to conceive, says Amelia Wesselink at Boston University.

To find out when couples have the best chance of conceiving, Wesselink and her colleagues studied almost 6000 …

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