Which is better- giving birth in winter or summer?
October 17, 2012 3:12pm CST
I am about to have a baby and most people say that it will be diffcult for me because we will have to stay almost only inside because of the cold weather. I think this is the beter option because most of my friends compalined summer babies all the time because of the heat. What is your opinion?
• United States
22 Oct 12
My son was born in July and honestly I wish I'd had the last few months of my pregnancy during the fall or winter when it was cooler. I was so terribly uncomfortable and hot all of the time when I was pregnant that the added heat of the summer made it even worse when I had to leave the house the last trimester of my pregnancy.
19 Oct 12
Our child was born in the bitter winter, and believe me it was so difficult to try and wrap up a newborn to take it out of the hospital for the first time, and to dress it up in many clothes to keep it warm when you are still not that trained to dress such a small baby. It is also difficult because of the increased probability of having him or her catch a cold. I also used to dread undressing it to give a bath as it was cold. These are all disadvantages of having a baby in winter. Giving birth in summer also has its difficulties as with all the heat and sweat both the mum suffers during birth and afterwards, and the baby can easily start getting nappy rash and be fidgety with the high temperatures. So if I were to choose I would say neither summer nor winter. Spring or autumn are the best :)
• United Kingdom
18 Oct 12
It is best to have a baby born in the spring time or early summer time. The worst time to have a baby born I imagine is in the winter time when it is miserably cold. One of my friends had her twins born prematurely on a winters stay in a cottage in Cornwall. It happened at Christmas time and she had been 29 weeks pregnant. My oldest son is 17 years old and he was born in April which is spring time in my home country. It had turned unusually hot in early April that year and I needed so go into summer dresses. My disabled son was born in May which is also spring time in my home country. My daughter was born in June so she was born in the summer time. My sister had her first son born in miserably cold January. She did better the next time around and when her second son was born in May. She did badly the third time around when her first daughter was born in November. The did wonderfully her last time because her second daughter was born in July. My sister finds being heavily pregnant in a hot summer time challenging. You see she can feel uncomfortably hot. My babies were born in April, May and June. I am glad because it would be cold in the winter time.
18 Oct 12
Thanks a ton for posting this discussion. Well m so glad to hear that u are expecting a bay this winter and i hope that your delivery goes fine and u get a healthy baby at the end. Yes in a way winter is good for babies as they will for most of the time stay indoors and had it been summers then a lot of care would have been taken regarding the water level and skin care of the babies. What say?
4 Jan 13
hi, i think its more better to giving birth in winter because baby is sensitive in heat,and aside from that winter will make their body more comfortable,because when my brothers wife gave birth in summer they need to use an air cooler to make the baby more comfortable from the heat of weather.