Babies born in autumn may live longer
I hate when silly news makes people scared. The recent article stating that babies born in autumn live longer really offers very little advice for the 21st century.
First, the data was for people born between 1880 and 1885. And, although people born in the fall months of those years seemed to live longer than people born in the summer months, this has very little application today.
The theories they allude to had to do with nutrition at different times of the year offering better prenatal nutrients to the unborn child. Other factors had to do with weather patterns. However, what they failed to mention, was that maternal death was more prevalent in those days. Maybe they had better nutrition in the fall because of harvests in the 1880s, but now we have better technology and better prenatal care.
So go ahead and have a baby anytime you feel like it.