High Temperatures and Birth Rates in August

Late summer months and early fall months have the highest birth rates during the year. July, August, and September hold the highest records for new births. There are many factors that contribute to the hot months showing the most new births. A lot of families plan the birth of their new family member to coincide with the summer vacation plans, teachers plan for summer births when they have 2 to 3 months of vacation time, and cold winters lead to cuddling and other things with your better half.

Parents will have to stock up on sunscreen and bathing suits and things like diapers and diaper ointment during the summer. According to statistics by the National Health Center, August has the highest birth rates. Two states that are major contributors of this statistic are Mississippi and Louisiana; both states have high birth rates in the United States.

The most common day during the week that babies are born is the middle of the week, Wednesday. Weekends are popular for parents who are planning to have C-sections (cesarean delivery) or who are having their labor induced. A lot of planning goes into a pregnancy and birth because a lot of moms are working moms. Maternity leave is only 4 to 6 weeks and some parents make the choice to miss as little work as possible.

There are a lot of factors besides the month of the year or day of the week that affects birth rates. It is surprising that things such as government, religious, and social beliefs can affect birth rate. Some countries try to limit the size of a family or how many children can be born within a time period. Other countries give benefits or incentives for families that have more children, and as a result, those countries have high birth rates.

Some religions also teach that birth control using contraception is looked down upon. Religions that follow these teachings typically have higher birth rates than religions who don’t have guidelines or teachings about forms of birth control.

Economics and poverty rates are another factor in birth rates. People who can afford to have children usually have more births or plan to have a pregnancy at some point. This factor is somewhat contradictory in nature. Studies have shown that in high economic times birth rates are low for some families. On the other hand, countries with low poverty rates tend to have high birth rates because children are seen as a way to make money or help with family farms, businesses, or income for example.

The age of the parents can also affect how many children a family has. Typically most women have children before they are in their mid 30s. Younger couples usually start having kids early and tend to keep having children. Older couples or people who are remarried later in life tend not to have any more children.

About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.homesteadcompany.com.

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