‘Stop having sex at Christmas’: Exhausted midwife begs couples to refrain during the festive season – because it leads to a surge in September births

It seems a little early for a Christmas appeal.

But one midwife has asked people to refrain from having sex during the season of goodwill after a spike in babies born this month.

September is traditionally a busy time for maternity units, coming nine months after the frivolities.

London-based midwife Mhairi Maharry, 33, took to social media to jokingly ask that people abstain this year after a busy first week of the month.

Mhairi Maharry wrote on Twitter: ¿How is it only the 5th of September? I can¿t take 25 more days of this. If you know or love a midwife, PLEASE STOP S******* AT CHRISTMAS.¿

Mhairi Maharry wrote on Twitter: ‘How is it only the 5th of September? I can’t take 25 more days of this. If you know or love a midwife, PLEASE STOP S******* AT CHRISTMAS.’

Nearly 16,000 people have liked the tweet since she posted it on Tuesday, with hundreds more commenting on it

Nearly 16,000 people have liked the tweet since she posted it on Tuesday, with hundreds more commenting on it

She wrote on Twitter: ‘How is it only the 5th of September? I can’t take 25 more days of this. If you know or love a midwife, PLEASE STOP S******* AT CHRISTMAS.’

Nearly 16,000 people have liked the tweet since she posted it on Tuesday, with hundreds more commenting on it.

Vicky Thornley, a paediatric doctor, appeared to second her remark, commenting: ‘Hear hear.’

 

And social media users were quick to share their witty comments – and apologise for causing the surge.

Eliza Doodle wrote: ‘I’m so sorry, my first child was a September baby. The midwife on the ward was nearing a breakdown. I can’t apologise enough.’

Another Twitter user added: ‘Fair enough. As someone due in 3 weeks, I apologise for adding to your distress.’

Figures from the Office for National Statistics support that there is a rise in births in September

Figures from the Office for National Statistics support that there is a rise in births in September

According to statistics between 1995 and 2014, September 26 is the most popular day to give birth with an average of 2,000 deliveries

According to statistics between 1995 and 2014, September 26 is the most popular day to give birth with an average of 2,000 deliveries

Figures from the Office for National Statistics support that there is a rise in births in September.

According to statistics between 1995 and 2014, September 26 is the most popular day to give birth with an average of 2,000 deliveries.

September 26 falls 39 weeks and two days after Christmas day.

But while the Christmas holidays may be a popular time to make a baby there tend to be fewer babies born, with 6 of the 10 least popular dates of birth falling in the Christmas and New Year period.

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