There are many wonderful things about the month of November. If you live someplace with changing seasons, November is when autumn really comes into its own, and you get to feel the crisp chill in the air.
Read on to find out more fascinating facts about November babies.
They Live a Long Time
Studies out of the University of Chicago have found that babies born in autumn are more likely to become centenarians. Get those birthday candles ready!
They're (Possibly) Part of the Valentine's Day Baby Boom
Researchers in the UK showed that Valentine's Day - for understandable reasons - causes a mini-spike in the number of November babies.
Boys born in this month are more likely to be a lefty
According to research from Germany, males born between November and early winter are significantly more likely to be left-handed.
They have a lower risk of some health conditions
According to research from Oxford University, November babies have the lowest incidence of multiple sclerosis. Studies also show that they are less likely to suffer from heart problems or lung cancer.
They are less likely to suffer from depression
According to research in the U.K., November babies have the lowest clinical depression rates, while spring babies have the highest.
Like other fall babies, they're destined to be athletic
Though genes definitely play a factor, the high levels of Vitamin D during a pregnancy lasting through fall is said to attribute to their predisposed strong physique. A study published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine cited autumn-born individuals, especially those born in October and November, as faster and more physically fit. Just look at that baby go!
Their birthstones are citrine and topaz
Those born in November have two birthstones: the golden-yellow citrine, known as the gem of optimism, and the color-ranging crystal topaz (often seen in blue shades). They're both said to have healing and calming energies.
They are either a Scorpio or a Sagittarius
Those born from the beginning of the month through November 21 are classified as the passionate Scorpio. Everyone else (born November 22 to the end of the month) are Sagittarius, and they're generous souls with a sense of humor. Both zodiac signs share a strength in character.
Their birth flower is the chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemums are said to symbolize joy and optimism. They're highly praised in Japanese culture, and it's believed that placing a single petal on the bottom of your wine glass will grant you a long, healthy life.