The time of year a woman conceives may influence the future academic performance of her child, according to research reported this week at the Pediatric Academic Societies' annual meeting.I'm keeping this one in mind. That's some useful science, right there. No babyfication in the summer!
When researchers linked standardized test scores of 1,667,391 Indiana students in grades 3 through 10 with the month in which each student had been conceived, they found that children conceived May through August scored significantly lower on math and language tests than children conceived during other months of the year.
The correlation between test scores and conception season held regardless of race, gender, and grade level.