A new study gave us the chills.
Were your kids born between the months of January and March? If so, recent research predicts your child may be less intelligent and healthy than babies born in the spring, summer or fall. Huh?
Ultimately, they say, it all comes down to socio-economic status. And air-conditioning. Since heat lowers the fertility of sperm and lower income families are less likely to have air-conditioning, conception usually happens when the weather cools down in spring.
Should we be freaking if our kids were born in winter? No, says Hungerman, a Ph.D. (incidentally he was born in February). "When you have the kid may not matter as much as people thought," he says.
Also examined in the study is the fact that surveys report women think winter is the least desirable season to give birth. Buckles and Hungerman theorize that those who are better educated and wealthier time their births to more desirable seasons.
Do you think this study is accurate or a load of baloney?