It’s not your unlucky day, that’s for sure.
There’s no doubt you’ve heard the superstitions and spooky vibes surrounding the supposedly unlucky date of Friday the 13th. And if you’re pregnant and due on that date (or around it, considering babies come on their own timeline), it’s crossed your mind what it means if your baby is born on Friday the 13th. The concept that this day somehow causes a person to incur bad fortune has permeated pop culture so much, and there are even some old wives’ tales about babies born on Friday the 13th. Sure, there’s also that whole movie franchise that makes the birthday seem a little spooky, but maybe being born on this “cursed” date might not be so terrible.
Deep down, your baby’s birthday is just their birthday. (And the fun thing about a 13th date means that it won’t always be on Friday the 13th.) But there's plenty of folklore that used to link unexplained events or natural phenomenon with a person's actions or a certain date. Many of these long-held beliefs have since been debunked by modern science, but it's interesting how these old wives’ tales about babies born on Friday the 13th and superstitions tend to hold meaning even today. Plus, it’s just a little bit fun to learn about. Maybe it's because everyone loves a good mystery — and nothing is as mysterious or miraculous as giving birth. So, no matter where your personal beliefs land on the matter, you can discover some of the more odd myths (and their origins) about babies born on Friday the 13th.
If your baby is born on Friday the 13th, they’re probably going to be just wonderful. And, though we have no real expertise in your particular baby, neither did the “old wives,” so you might as well put as much stock in our opinion as theirs.
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