29/08/2014 12:23 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Christmas Day, February 29 And August 31 Voted The 'Worst' Days To Give Birth


Christmas Day, February 29 (which only comes every four years) and August 31 have been voted the 'worst' days to give birth.

The three dates took the joint top spot in a poll of by, which asked 520 mums for the least desirable dates to have a baby. Wouldn't it be nice to have a choice!

Christmas Day was a no-no due to the stress of organising Christmas and birthday parties for years to come, while February 29 made the top spot as babies would only ever truly celebrate one birthday in four, due to leap years.

The last day in August was seen as another dud date, as the mums polled were concerned their child would be the youngest in their school year, putting them at a disadvantage.

The two other dates which made the top five included New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, with respondents saying their baby would never have the day just for them, and they didn't relish the thought of giving birth while their friends were out having a good time!

Other dates which made the top 10 include Boxing Day, Christmas Eve, Remembrance Day on November 11, Halloween and June 13 (we're not sure why!).

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