We're almost ready to launch into a new year and if you're hoping for a bundle of joy in 2017, here's hoping your name is on this list.

First, the list. If you're among those listed, you have a high likelihood of getting pregnant for the first time next year:

  • Amanda
  • Ashley
  • Brittany
  • Elizabeth
  • Emily
  • Jennifer
  • Jessica
  • Lauren
  • Samantha
  • Sarah
  • Stephanie

Now, the science behind it. Ok, so it's not really science. Elite Daily looked at some statistics. The National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control released a joint report this year showing the average age of first-time moms in the U.S. has reached a record-high. The age is 26.3 years.

Women born in 1990 enter 2017 at age 26, obviously. Elite Daily then went to Baby Center to determine the top girls names born in 1990 and 1991. You guessed it, that list is above. Lauren was #10 in 1990, replaced by Emily in 1991. Otherwise, the top 10 was the same both years.

If you're on the list, or even if you aren't, and are ready to start a family, I wish you the very best of luck!


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