What Science Says About Babies Born In November

Believe it or not, being born in November can have its perks, especially when it comes to certain traits and characteristics. In fact, having a November birthdate can be quite advantageous (via Motherly). For instance, November babies tend to be bigger than babies born in the summer. According to research from Harvard University, children born during the cooler months, including November, tend to be longer at birth and are typically taller and heavier by the age of seven.

Children born in November also tend to be stronger and fitter than those born at other times. As a result, they tend to be more athletically-inclined than their peers. Research has shown that children born in the month of November outperform their peers in athletics by 10% to 15%. Furthermore, being born in November may reduce your risk of developing a chronic illness or disease. Due to higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy, children born in November are less likely to develop an autoimmune disease, like multiple sclerosis.

November babies tend to be happier

Interestingly enough, your birth month can also affect your personality and mental health, which is a good sign if you were born in November. That's because people with November birthdays tend to be happier. According to Pyschology Today, November babies have lower rates of clinical depression and suicide compared to those born in the spring.

While further research is still needed, many scientists believe this may be due to the influences of one's biological block, which is strongly affected by daylight. However, another possible cause could be vitamin D, which is produced when your skin is exposed to sunlight. An overall lack of vitamin D could potentially impair and impact the development of a baby's brain, which could lead to higher rates of other mental health problems among those born in months with fewer hours of sunlight. On the other hand, having more exposure to vitamin D could have the opposite effect and actually improve mental health.