An exhausted midwife has taken to Twitter begging people not to have sex at Christmas.

The September baby boom begins, which the 33-year-old British nurse seems to have already had enough of.

“How is it only the 5th of September? I can’t take 25 more days of this,” Mhairi Maharry began.

“If you know or love a midwife, PLEASE STOP SHAGGING AT CHRISTMAS,” she humorously added.

The tweet quickly went viral, with 15,000 likes and 4,000 retweets in 48 hours.

Hundreds of midwives, nurses and obstetricians joined in the conversation online, while a handful of expectant mums apologised for their impending arrivals in the coming weeks.

In Australia, the Bureau of Statistics estimates 250,978 babies have been born in September over the past ten years.

“I can confirm that within the last 10 years, the highest number of births have occurred in the month of September,” a spokesperson from the Australian Bureau of Statistics told 9Honey.

When did you conceive? It was May/June for both my boys.

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  • Mine was not a September baby.


  • I conceived my first in January and my second in september
    Born October and June


  • No September babies at my house


  • My 3 babies were born in January, February and May. But I am a September baby so I guess I know what my parents were up to at Christmas time ????


  • My boys were born in July and March so no September births here


  • My first born was conceived on Christmas Day and arrived on his due date 17th September


  • No September babies here :)


  • Aha, if only it were that easy. We went through IVF, so it was all very planned and controlled.


  • It was late January and was a stinking hot day that I took my baby home, he still hates hot weather.


  • I had my children in April, May and July – it is cold in winter in Victoria!!


  • maybe they should look for a more predictable mundane job then


  • None of mine were born in September.


  • but babies aren’t born on their due dates


  • Hahahaa Sep babies


  • Our first born was born in September (he was unexpectedly born at 24 weeks unfortunately passing away 6 days later) then our second born son was born in October


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