When is a baby born? What is the birth schedule?
What the science says…
The average baby will be born between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.p. in the U.S. on average.
That’s a little after the average first-day-of-school start time of 11:15 p.m., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Baby born later is more likely to have a delay than one born earlier.
But the birth timing of babies born after 10:15 is different than the birth of babies at that age.
Some babies are born too early or too late, and others are born at an earlier or later time than expected.
It can take weeks or even months for a baby to fully grow.
The average time it takes for a newborn to become fully independent is 5 1/2 months, but it can be as long as 18 months, according to CDC.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says that a newborn can be born at any age and should be seen by a pediatrician in about two weeks, even if the birth is delayed.
If you or someone you know is experiencing any health problems, call 1-800-CDC-INFO or visit the CDC website.