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    Study: Women Avoid Halloween Births

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    Fewer women give birth on Halloween than on Valentine’s Day, and a new study says that may not be a coincidence. The study found a spike in births, both natural and induced, on Valentine’s Day and a drop in births on Halloween. It’s possible that women’s subconscious feelings about the holidays actually influence their body’s readiness for birth. "The positive connotations of Valentine's Day may increase a pregnant woman's will to initiate birth and the negative connotations of Halloween may precipitate her will to resist giving birth," the study’s researchers write.