Already pondering your baby-to-be's career choice? Be careful when you conceive!
A baby's birth month could predict the career he or she will have as a grownup, according to a new set of statistics from the UK (featured in the Daily Mail). For example, are you secretly harboring dreams of your child becoming a dentist? Aim your baby-planning efforts to give birth sometime in December, say researchers from the UK's Office for National Statistics who analyzed the birth months of people in 19 separate occupations using information from the last census.
Other career-calendar connections? If these statistics really are strange-but-true, babies born in January are more likely to become doctors and debt collectors and less likely to become sheet metal workers. Due date in February? You baby is likely to become an artist. March? Expect your baby to take to have a high flying career as a pilot. Need some work done around the house? Plan your conception efforts to give birth in August—babies born this month are more likely to become bricklayers. Have hopes of giving birth to the next Nobel Prize winner or superstar sports star? Hold on until September. Physicists and pro-soccer players are both more likely to be born in this month, but less likely to be born in June, July, or August.
Just can't handle the thought that your baby's career is already set in stone—before you even have a baby? Think about trying for an April or May birth. Researchers found the greatest mix of careers, and no clear prediction, for babies born during these two spring months. If you're already pregnancy and not thrilled with the idea of a debt collector in the family, don't worry—we checked the birth months of quite a few famous faces and found plenty who go against the grain of these stats, including physicist Albert Einstein, born in March, David Beckham, born in May, and artist and July baby, Frida Kahlo.