Millions of couples will be jumping into bed in the hope of falling pregnant on National Baby Making Day (January 2).
It comes after a study found that most hopeful couples will have sex shortly after 10.30pm tonight – with 10.36pm hailed as the most common time to get naughty under the sheets.
Official figures show the UK’s most common day to be born is September 26, which is 38 weeks after January 2 – the length of an average pregnancy.
Fertility experts claim having a September baby to be the eldest in the school year and wanting to nurse a post-New Year hangover are reasons why people want to get jiggy tonight.
Siobhan Freegard, founder of ChannelMum.com, said: “Falling pregnant isn’t always easy so couples who have been trying a while will attempt almost anything to help.
“While there isn’t much medical science to back up these tips, our members swear they have all helped and we have hundreds of bouncing new babies to prove it. As long as you have fun trying, it’s always worth giving it a go.”
The study also found couples are going to increasingly extreme lengths to conceive – including wearing socks during sex and even frozen underpants.
Researchers at ChannelMum.com found 71% of couples will try all sorts of things in a bid to get pregnant.
Meanwhile, 7% have admitted to stop drinking for “Dry January” and found that they fell pregnant more easily.
What would-be mums have tried to get pregnant:
- Wear socks during sex and for the week after to keep your feet warm (10%)
- Eat McDonald’s chips immediately after sex (3%)
- Eat dark chocolate every day (37%)
- Avoid having an orgasm for a week after sex (6%)
- Use reverse psychology and tell yourself you don’t want a baby, then have a wild night out and forget about ‘trying’ (39%)
- Eat pineapples and drink pineapple juice (32%)
- Wear green and use green bedsheets (5%)
- Pierce your nose on the left side (0.5%)
- Don’t just put your legs in the air but ‘bicycle’ them for at least three minutes (58%)
- Sleep in total darkness. Switch off your phones, devices and wifi (15%)
- Do “Dry January” and stop drinking for a month (7%)
- And for the men – wear frozen underwear (1%)