Babies Born on Halloween Are the Coolest

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For some reason, moms don't want to have their babies on Halloween, so much so that their bodies will actually avoid giving birth on the day itself. If you are superstitious or even very religious, maybe it makes sense, but the fact is, Halloween is actually a really cool birthday to have. And I should know, my husband was born on this day and my mother was born tomorrow (November 1 -- All Saints Day). 

The day is admittedly a "dark" one focused on death rather than life. For some, this is a turn-off, but to me, it's not only the best day of the year, it's also an amazing birthday to have. If the veil between the living and dead is the thinnest on October 31, then what better day to make one's entrance?

My husband has never once been sorry he was born on Halloween, and even if you believe in the devil or the kind of darkness that makes people afraid of this day, it's still not a bad day to be born.

The fact is, life and death are both part of the life cycle. Every child born will also die (sorry, but it's true). Obviously we hope that will happen in 95 years and not any time soon, but being born on Halloween won't make it happen any faster.

If it were simply about not being born on a holiday, I could understand. I DO pity children born on Christmas, but Valentine's Day and the Fourth of July and Halloween are just festive holidays that would also be fun to have as birthdays as well. Why not trick-or-treat on your birthday? What a fun addition!

My husband has actually loved being born on Halloween and loves to tell people. So all you mamas who are afraid to give birth on October 31, rethink your fears!

There is something magical about Halloween and it actually made me even more intrigued by my husband. Happy Halloween! And if you are having a baby today, worry not. It's the coolest day of the year.

Would you avoid a Halloween baby?


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the3Rs the3Rs

I avoided it!  My middle son was born at 8:03pm October 30th.  I pushed for 2 1/2 hours and remember about an hour into it yelling that I did NOT want to give birth after midnight (Halloween) and this baby needed to come out NOW!  LOL .  

It's not so much the spooky aspect of Halloween that bothered's just that I wanted my son to have a special day all to himself that he didn't have to share with anything else (other holidays).  My oldest son was born 2 days after July 4th and my youngest 7 days after July 4th - so all 3 of my kids have birthdays *near* celebratory holidays, while still retaining their own special day.

Best of both :)

Denise Wladyka Gump

I did not want to have my daughter on Halloween but she was born 21 years ago on Halloween. They put a goody bag in her crib and put a ribbon in her hair. Now I love that she is born on Halloween. She would wear a pin when she trick or treated that said Today is my Birthday and people would say take another piece of candy.

SandM... SandMsMama

I want a baby born on easter, bc what a fun day! Everyone has a party and gets all dressed up!

xavie... xavierlogan09

I wanted my son to be born on halloween so bad. He was born exactly one week prior. He wouldn't have made it to halloween because the amniotic fluid was extremely low when I had him. I love halloween. It's my favorite holiday. I'm glad his birthday and halloween are so close together. My little sister was born the day after christmas. She hates it because she never gets acknowledged for it and never has a party.

Lesley Rae King

I was also born exactly one week before Halloween! October 24 - and I love having my birthday close to Halloween, but not on the same day. Baby #3 is due in one week, and since there are only about 3 hours left before November 1, it looks like she won't have a Halloween birthday. That's ok. Her EDD is her daddy's birthday, exactly one week after Halloween.


zades... zadesmom1998

I turned 37 today and have always loved sharing my day with Halloween. My family and friends always throw the greatest parties.

Char_... Char_gal4

My late grandfather would have been 90 today.

lovem... lovemybug0992

Halloween would be an awesome day to have your birthday on. I am due on New Years Eve so it would be cool if I had this baby girl on my due date. In all honesty though, I think she's going to be born in early - mid december. My last ultrasound was a 3D at a private place so they didnt actually do any measurements but the tech (hes certifie with about 16 years experience) said going just by experience she looked like she was about the size of your average 31 - 32 weeker, I was 29 weeks on the dot. Plus, Im already beginning to dialate/efface (1 cm/40% at last check)

Panda... Panda2778

I wanted a Halloween baby... We even planned to do a C-section on Halloween, at 34 weeks.  (I have cancer and was advised to deliver early due to the chance of the cancer apreading as the pregnancy progressed.)  I went into spontaneous labor two and a half weeks ago and my son was delivered on the14th.

nonmember avatar JoJo3

My first born, my daughter, was born on Halloween...she just turned 5 :) halloween has always been my absolute favorite, almost an obsession..i went into labor really early on the 30th, asked the dr if there was any way we could wait until the 31, he said no...but she waited anyways :) i was in labor for just over 24 hours, she was born at 4:41AM on Halloween :) she already loves it, i love it. it makes it so much more special :) her name is Autumn, too, and that was picked long before she was born! :)

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