Women won’t give birth on Halloween?

(Via Hot Air) Apparently there’s some suggestion that it’s relatively less likely to happen – at least, as compared to Valentine’s Day.  The article speculates that it might be because of a cultural subconscious desire not to have a kid on a holiday associated with ghosts and witches and spirits and whatnot.  I’m not sure why – the only thing that I remember about kids born on Halloween is that they’re supposed to have Second Sight, which would be kind of handy to have on general principles, and a marketable skill to boot.  Mind you, I’m probably not the best person to assess that sort of thing, being a weird nerd and suchlike.

As to whether or not women can control their going into labor… I dunno, ask my wife.  She scheduled the birth of my youngest around Thanksgiving dinner; at least, that’s what it felt like.


  • Rob Crawford says:

    Any birthday on or near a holiday sucks — you lose either the holiday goodies or your birthday.

  • Neil Stevens says:

    That’s not true for Halloween, as you get Halloween candy from *other* people, but you get your birthday party organized by your parents!

    But Christmas kids? Yeah, they lose out.

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