When Is it Best to Have a Baby - Day Or Night

03 September 2000


You are better off having a baby a during the day than at night, new research has shown. Investigations of 400,000 birth records by German doctors has shown that although the chance of a baby dying in the first week of life is very low it is still twice as great in babies born at night, compared to babies born during the daytime. The researchers concluded that the most likely explanation for their findings was increased physical and mental fatigue and an over-reliance on more junior doctors at night time.


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