• Caroline Matthews

It's National Baby-Making Day...


Tuesday 2nd January is officially National Baby-Making Day - when millions of young couples will be having sex in the hope of falling pregnant in a bid to produce a September baby.

According to a study, most wannabe parents will make make love at 10.36pm on Tuesday evening on the most popular day of the year to conceive.

Official figures show the UK’s most common day to be born is September 26 - 38 weeks after January 2, which is the length of the average pregnancy.

Fertility experts say the combination of a desire for a September baby to be eldest in the school year, wanting to spend time together before going back to work and having sex to cure post-New Year hangovers means 60 per cent of would-be parents will make love on Tuesday night.

Siobhan Freegard, founder of ChannelMum.com, said: “Falling pregnant isn’t always easy so couples who have been trying a while will attempt almost anything to help.

''While there isn’t much medical science to back up these tips, our members swear they have all helped and we have hundreds of bouncing new babies to prove it.

''As long as you have fun trying, it’s always worth giving it a go.”

Researchers at ChannelMum.com found 71 per cent of couples will try wacky tricks to boost their chances of conceiving.

Among the most common advice from 1,500 mums was to eat dark chocolate every day, tried by 37 per cent of couples, and to drink pineapple juice, a tip used by 32 per cent.

One in ten (10 per cent) claimed wearing socks in bed to keep the woman’s feet warm helped them become a mum, while 15 per cent tried sleeping in total darkness, switching off all devices and even the Wi-Fi.

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