The Reason More Women Find Out They’re Pregnant On January 17 Than Any Other Day Of The Year

by Kate Taylor
Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

Finding out that you’re pregnant can be one of the most exciting moments in a woman’s life.

The world is a big place, so plenty of women are having this experience at any given moment. However, more women actually find out that they are expecting on January 17 than they do on any other day of the year, according to a recent study shared by SWNS.

This is because the date falls almost two weeks after January 2, which has been dubbed “National Baby-Making Day.”

This date earned its impressive title because of the high amount of couples who want a baby born in September, so they’re old for their school class, according to the Independent. It’s also a popular day for baby-making because people are trying to cure their New Year’s hangovers.

Experts claim that 10,000 women will be peeing on pregnancy tests on January 17 and nervously awaiting their results. Plus, just one positive result won’t quite cut it for most moms.

Siobhan Freegard, founder of, explains how “pregnancy test addiction” is a real thing. Some new moms take many more than necessary, as you can see in the video below. Allegedly, 62% of moms continue to take tests after their first positive result. In fact, 20% admit to taking 16 tests or more, just to be sure.

“Seeing the positive sign come up gives mums-to-be a buzz and also helps reassure those who may be nervous about their pregnancy,” Siobhan explains further.

Siobhan recommends that moms who take multiple at-home tests due to anxiety surrounding their pregnancy seek professional testing instead.

Be sure to SHARE this with any expecting moms!

Photo: SWNS / Gemma Francis 

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