The most popular time for children to be born is 4 a.m.

The most popular time for children to be born is 4 a.m.

24.05.2022 0 By admin

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Scientists at University College London analyzed five million births between 2005 and 2014 and found some interesting things.

It turns out that most often sudden natural childbirth in women takes place from 01:00 to 07:00 at night, but the “peak” time for the birth of a child is 4 in the morning.

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Dr. Peter Martin , lecturer in applied statistics at the University College of London, who was also part of the research team, said he believes the reason for this lies in the past:

Our ancestors lived in settlements that were active and scattered during the day, and at night they gathered together to rest. Thus, nocturnal delivery likely provided protection and safety for the mother and newborn.

Sean O’Sullivan of the Royal College of Midwives said the study will help maternity services and hospitals become more efficient. For example, to make sure that not only the team of doctors on duty, but also their other doctors, who insure them in case of unforeseen situations during the night birth, are present at the birth at night.

A couple more facts:

  • Caesarean sections are most often performed on weekday mornings, usually after nocturnal stimulation.
  • More than 70% of births take place on weekdays during non-working hours. And only 28% of births are on weekdays from 09:00 to 17:00.

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