If you know me, you know I like a plan. Addie, was planned to the date! I needed to “fix” April, which is the month my father and brother both passed. My sister was married in April- so we love to celebrate that… and Addie? Born in April. Celebrating togetherness, and the circle of life. That is now my April. And Millie? I knew I wanted to have a baby born in Fall, but too close to November and December and there’s Christmas… so I thought after September 1st, so baby isn’t the youngest in the class- and POOF! September 19th!
So, if you’re thinking of getting pregnant and want to know what month those 40 weeks will land you in, here’s my guide! Remember, babies don’t like plans, like we adults do… so sometimes they show up early or late. Just be prepared!
If you get pregnant in January, your baby will be due in October
I love October- from the pumpkin spice to the crisp Fall air. And then there’s the most delicious part… Candy. So. Much. Candy. Which is a pro… or a con. Halloween birthday parties can be fun- just not every year. And maybe go for some sugar-free treats in the goodie bag!
If you get pregnant in February, your baby will be due in November
A new blessing to be thankful for. Also… hectic holidays and SO MUCH FOOD. As a Scorpio, I must warn you, we’re a passionate, fire-y, hard to handle sign. You’ve been warned.
If you get pregnant in March, your baby will be due in December
Living in New England, I imagine spending Christmas day, stuck in snow, trying to have a baby! A sweet miracle… in the snow! YIKES! I have a friend who is a Christmas Eve baby, so I asked her opinion: She loves her name, Noel… but she was never thrilled by the amount of people that couldn’t come to her birthday parties because there were too many other things going on.
If you get pregnant in April, your baby will be due in January
A Happy-New-Year-Baby! How fun… also in the middle of flu and RSV season. This can give you ample time to stay in hibernation with the baby without making up an excuse… it also means getting out of the house for your own sanity is hard.
If you get pregnant in May, your baby will be due in February
Another friend is a February 14th babe, and he’s had to explain, more than once, that his parents didn’t conceive him on Valentine’s Day… those babies are born in November. (This always makes me laugh. Sometimes, math is hard.)
February can be chilly, but feels like a good month to stay hidden for those first few weeks and be just about ready for some Spring action in the following few weeks!
If you get pregnant in June, your baby will be due in March
A lucky baby! March weather can just be breaking into the warmth… and can also let in those little stomach bugs that like to show up in warm weather.
If you get pregnant in July, your baby will be due in April
Spring break celebrations!!! …can also mean a lot of kids aren’t around for birthday parties. The month is a little hit or miss on weather, but opens up a lot of fun to have- even with a new baby. The warm weather and start of baseball… what more do you need?
If you get pregnant in August, your baby will be due in May
You WIN! Giving birth just before the summer heat is awesome… however, the sun is NOT good for a newborn, so you may end up hiding in front of an air conditioner for a few months.
If you get pregnant in September, your baby will be due in June
It’s getting hot out there! June is great because you can end the school year with a birthday party- always fun!
If you get pregnant in October, your baby will be due in July
Again, pool parties. I was always jealous my sister had a pool party every year and it never got old. It was always so fun- even if it was raining out, getting in the pool was still better than my November bowling/ice skating/movie parties. #jealousbabysister
But really, now we’re in heat! In the dead heat of summer, mamas have to nurse and are always under the eye of someone who thinks baby should be covered. Thanks for the opinions, folks, but nope! It’s just too hot for covers!
Summer babies get pool parties, and nice weather… but a newborn and fireworks may not be ideal, either.
If you get pregnant in November, your baby will be due in August
August is heating up… but while we’re all prepping for school and life, can be great for celebrating birth right before new starts (like school, or mid-quarter goals).
Up until now, I’ve been a bit tongue-in-cheek, but I wanted to be honest about why August is a hard month, in my opinion:
Children born in August just meet the birth date requirement for most school cut-offs, which is September 1st. For school, particularly males, being the youngest can be hard for emotional development- which has a huge impact on being able to grow and learn in the classroom.
THIS IS NOT TO SAY THIS IS TRUE FOR EVERYONE. But this was a big factor on waiting to get pregnant for us (Millie is a September baby)- wanting to control what we would, if we could.
If you get pregnant in December, your baby will be due in September
Being pregnant all summer is hard… so get your ACs blowing! But… giving birth just in time to wear baggy Fall clothes and enjoy pumpkin spice coffee again, rocks!
So when is the right time to get pregnant?
Never and all the time. Life isn’t perfect and it rarely goes according to plan- blame the kid. If you want to have a baby? Give it a go.There’s no time like the present. Click To Tweet