Bad Voodoo: Women May Avoid Giving Birth on Halloween

Halloween is a day for painted faces, ghoulish frights and candy-induced sugar comas, but not much of a day for having babies, according to new research from Yale's School of Public Health. Researchers hypothesized that women may hold off or speed up when they go into labor in order to avoid giving birth on holidays with negative connotations, such as Halloween, and aim for giving birth on "positive" holidays, such as Valentine's Day. When they tracked the number of births occurring in the...Full Story
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