Stop having sex at Christmas, pleads overworked midwife

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An overworked midwife has jokingly pleaded with people to stop having sex over the festive season.

Mhairi Maharry, from London, took to social media to ask prospective parents to refrain from getting frisky at Christmas because of a huge boom in September babies.

The 33-year-old midwife said she had been inundated with births during a busy start to the month.

She tweeted: “How is it only the 5th of September?

“I can’t take 25 more days of this. If you know or love a midwife, PLEASE STOP S******* AT CHRISTMAS.”

Some 16,000 people have liked the tweet since it was posted on Tuesday, while medics have also taken to social media to support her plea.

Vicky Thornley, a paediatric doctor, said: “Hear hear.”

Another added: “Amen I work in maternity and dam.”

And parents also apologised for giving birth in September, with some admitting to having witnessed how busy the maternity wards can get.

Eliza Doodle wrote: “I’m so sorry, my first child was a September baby. The midwife on the ward was nearing a breakdown. I can’t apologise enough.”

Jeff Ashton added: “It’s my daughter’s birthday on Saturday and son’s the week after. Sorry. ( it was a very long time ago…).”

Another mother-to-be said: “Fair enough. As someone due in 3 weeks, I apologise for adding to your distress.”

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show there is a rise in births in September, and according to figures recorded between 1995 and 2014, September 26 is the most popular day to give birth with an average of 2,000 deliveries.

The day falls 39 weeks and two days after Christmas day.

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