Interestingly, the majority of couples who ask for such 'fancy date' deliveries are usually educated and from IT backgrounds, say doctors.  

 

Regularly, the demand for c-section babies on December 25, December 31, January 1 and January 14 shoots up in Bengaluru city hospitals. Interestingly, the majority of couples who ask for such 'fancy date' deliveries are usually educated and from IT backgrounds, say doctors.  


Dr Hema Divakar, Gynecologist from Divakar Specialists Hospital, observed that, despite knowing the risk, the couples still prefer to have the baby on such days.


"While few mothers have mustered the courage not to get admitted for C-section deliveries, their husbands pressurise them to give birth on the dates they like. Usually, couples opt for such days when the baby has completed its full term," she said.


In a few cases, people may want to postpone or advance the delivery as they feel getting admitted on these days will bring bad luck as well.


"Although there is a mixed reaction on fancy dates like December 25,31 and January 1, the craze to have babies on January 14 is much higher. The Hindu community feels that having a baby on this day will bring luck," said Dr Mohammed Rehan, Chairperson, Motherhood Hospital.


Doctors from different hospitals say that many couples have already have approached them to block the date for elective surgery.