It never fails: You’re at a wedding and someone niggles an ancient finger into your arm and says, “You’re next!” even though you didn’t line up to try and catch the bouquet. Or you’re already in a relationship or are married, and everyone around you seems to be popping out kids.
Friends and family members may start asking when you’re going to have a baby, or even suggesting that you and your significant other get started trying very soon.
It sometimes seems like when one friend catches “baby fever” that at least two or three others will soon follow, right? But it’s hard to predict who will get pregnant unless they come right out and admit that they’re giving the old parenthood thing a go.
Though, who’s going to get pregnant occasionally feels like a raffle, it can actually be simple to predict.
According to some smart people, the easiest way to figure out who will wind up getting pregnant with their first child in 2017 is something super-easy and based on information that we already have.
Yes, according to a joint report between the CDC and the National Center for Health Statistics, the average age for a woman to have a child has increased to 26.3 years of age. So, given that women who will be 26 or 27 this year were born in 1990, we only have to look at the most popular names of girls born in that year.
Without further ado, the women in your life who are most likely to end up pregnant this year are as follows:
So, if you know one of these women (or are one of these women) and you’re around the ages of 26 to 27, then there’s a good chance that you may end up with your own little bundle of joy before the year ends, or even early on next year! Good luck!