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full moon in february - just for fun

post #1 of 16
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I've read that women often go into labor on the full moon so I of course had to find out when it is in february 2011.

Full Moon = February 18....I'm due the 8th so knowing me I'll be 10 days late. LOL.

This is a cool website.

If you scroll down, you can see what the moon phase will be on your due date with that little calendar on the bottom left.
post #2 of 16
Nice. That's my due date. Also the 2nd worst day for me to actually give birth. Following on the 17th, which is DD's birthday. And wouldn't that be my luck? Have this cerclage in till 37 weeks only to go right on time?
post #3 of 16
Hmmm interesting. My due date is Feb. 16, so full moon baby is totally possible. Both my other kids were born during the last quarter, according to some google searching, and the last quarter in Feb 2011 is supposed to be Feb 24 so I would like this baby to be born Feb. 22. My other kids bday's are 03/03 and 08/08 so 02/22 will work I suppose 02/02 is possible, though my previous 2 were born at 40w 4d and 40w2d. Ack, who knows?!?!
post #4 of 16
Definitely won't be me lol. It's very unlikely I'll even make it full term, so maybe a January full moon (Jan 19) would be more likely for me
post #5 of 16
it does say last quarter is 2/24...does that mean the full moon lasts through 2/23? if so, i didn't realize the full moon lasts that long... i'm due on the 22nd, so is it still full moon? just a little confused at what happens between the 18th & 22nd....

clarification please!
post #6 of 16
@ finnegansmom where in mass r u?? I'm in Boston and I'm due on the 8th as well!!!
post #7 of 16
ashleybrook- After the 18th of February the amount of moon that is illuminated by the sun gets smaller and smaller until the "new moon" which is actually none of the moon illuminated. It takes about 2 weeks. It is also called a "waning" moon. Hope that helps!

I'm more curious about how the barometeric pressure effects birth. I know lots of women go into labor during tropical depressions and just before hurricanes and tropical storms. It makes sense I suppose because fewer animals are likely to be about so if would be "safer" biologically. I have no idea in Feburary though (in the US) how weather patterns might effect the barometric pressure...anyone know? I'd rather not have to wait for the big snowstorm to trigger labor!

post #8 of 16
DD1 was born no where near a full moon, DD2 was born the day before a full moon.. or day of depending on how you look at it, it was a full moon the night after she was born..

Funny full moon story, night before DD2 was born we had to pick up diapers.. Well not really HAD to but we only had enough for another day or two max and I told DH I was packing DD1's bag the next day so off to the store we went. On the way out to the car I saw the moon was almost full and teased DH that babies loved to come on full moons wouldn't it be funny if I gave birth that night or the next.. We had a good laugh over it and I gave birth 10 hours later, I guess that should show people never laugh at labor.. it doesn't like it.
post #9 of 16
For my dd (also a Feb. baby) I went into labor right as a snowstorm was arriving.
post #10 of 16
I think Mai's birthdate had much more to do with the midwife stripping my membranes 36 hours before and less to do with the moon, but it's fun looking up where the moon was.

For her, she was born the day before a new moon, so if Jeni follows the same trick, we'd be looking at February 2nd, which is totally likely!
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by KelRus98 View Post
@ finnegansmom where in mass r u?? I'm in Boston and I'm due on the 8th as well!!!
I'm in westport so South coast, right on the RI line.

I'm birthing at Tobey in Wareham.

I used to live in boston for YEARS. I totally miss it.

Oh and the moons gets smaller each day, the true full moon is on the 18th. If you click on the 19th you can see the difference. After the true full moon, you have the waning gibbous.

My last was born 2 days after the full moon, although he was a week late by that point...
post #12 of 16
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Jenne - from what I know, it's a change in pressure that could trigger labor, so any change from high to low, like a storm could push you over the edge if you're ready?

But the thing about full moon, and I need to reread my astromony books, is the gravational pull.
Here's a quick quote. Although by this I wonder if new moon babies are common too?

Spring Tides
When the moon is full or new, the gravitational pull of the moon and sun are combined. At these times, the high tides are very high and the low tides are very low. This is known as a spring high tide. Spring tides are especially strong tides (they do not have anything to do with the season Spring). They occur when the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon are in a line. The gravitational forces of the Moon and the Sun both contribute to the tides. Spring tides occur during the full moon and the new moon.

Neap Tides
During the moon's quarter phases the sun and moon work at right angles, causing the bulges to cancel each other. The result is a smaller difference between high and low tides and is known as a neap tide. Neap tides are especially weak tides. They occur when the gravitational forces of the Moon and the Sun are perpendicular to one another (with respect to the Earth). Neap tides occur during quarter moons.
post #13 of 16
My EDD is 9th or 13th (I got 9th, mw got 13th, I let her stick with the 13th because why would I argue about 4 extra days? ). DS was born at 41w4d on a new moon. So if this is a full moon baby then the 18th wouldn't be too unlikely, though I would think it might be a little on the early end (babies in my family are pretty much all 41-43w, further along with each one). There is a new moon on 4th March...and honestly I would be more surprised to have a baby come before 41 weeks than I would to have one come at almost 43w, haha.
post #14 of 16
both my previous boys were born near the new moon.... so i'm wondering what this one will do
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
I think the new moon is romantic and mysterious actually.

I like birthing at night, both of my boys were born in the middle of the night.
post #16 of 16
now i see! ha. i really need to know more about the moon cylces...i do love her so! well, as i said i'm due the 22, but i'd be glad for the full moon to get me going a little early! however, i have a feeling i'm going to be later rather than earlier! we'll see. how fun to think about.

finnegansmom-- i agree i'd like to birth at night. we miscarried our second all night long, and i like that those memories were in the night.

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