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post #1 of 22
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Ok....so next week is both summer solstice and a nice fat full moon. Any anecdotal evidence of babies being born on full moons. I'm only 37 weeks on Monday but baby has been low, locked and loaded for over a month. I've been having lots of big full moon/baby birthing dreams lately and just wanted to hear if anyone had any stories/superstition/old wive's tales/statistical evidence to share. I seem to remember my sister saying that her babies were all born on full moons........I'll try to confirm............
post #2 of 22
My mom was an L&D nurse and said they always set up extra beds during the full moon period b/c they had more babies at that time. My first dd was born during the full moon period. Good luck mama! That would be really special.
post #3 of 22
In most cultures (read: non-Western/like) babies are conceived under full moons and expected to be born under full moons and it tends to happen more often than not. Every hospital L&D I've ever visited will quickly tell of the filling of the floor during full moons, especially in the summer months. I dreamed my 2nd baby would be a full moon baby. I went into labor during the full moon. Too bad I kept on laboring for 12 more days It's a very true thing. The more in tune you and your body are with the moon rythms, the more likely it is. I bleed when the moon is dark, ovulate when it is full. I conceived the current baby in my belly during a full moon and I am due right at a full moon
Namaste, Tara and probably full-moon baby Rythm due at home in January
post #4 of 22
I was just browsing around and this thread caught my eye. My first was a full moon baby...born on the first night of a full moon and the birth center I used had five more births in the next few days.

I need to look to see if either that baby or this one was conceived on a full moon. Might give me a better idea if my dates are right this time around. My dh swears we only bd once every blue moon, so I wouldn't be surprised.

My mom tells the story of the doc who delivered me...she asked him about full moons and he said, "Lady, if you are going to give birth by the moon, you can give birth by yourself!" :LOL Oddly enough, he didn't "go" by the moon...I wonder if it was a religious objection.

post #5 of 22
I always hear stories about the full moon! And solstice--definitely a lot of good signs. I also agree with Tara, if you follow the moon rythms your chances are even better.

I both conceived and birthed BOTH of my girls on NEW moons. To me the new moon has always represented the beginning of great things. Interestingly, one daughter was 10 days late and the other was 3 days early. I like to think they both were aiming for that new moon!
post #6 of 22
Both of mine were conceived under full moons, and Abi was born under one. Nitara was born under a new moon, 2 weeks early.
post #7 of 22
I'm due with my 3rd baby next week on Summer Solstice--the full moon is the following day!

I've been wondering all along if my baby will choose one of those days to be born

I don't know what phase the moon was in when he/she was conceived--I do know it was the wee hours of September 28th that we made love and I ovulated, though...
post #8 of 22
All of my children were conceived on a full moon- one was born on a waxing moon, one on a waning moon. (they FELT early and late respectively, though.) I'm interested to see what will happen this time round.
post #9 of 22
One child was born under a full moon, one wasn't. Here's a cool tool that will tell you what the moon looked like on almost any given day: http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moonviewer/

ETA: I just used the calculator to look up the birthdates of my relatives. I was not born under a full moon, but my sisters and mom all were.
post #10 of 22
I just used the calculator, 4 of my 7 were born on full moons, 1 was born on a new 1/4 moon (who was also very, very late), and 2 (my oldest and my youngest) were born on no moon.
I was born on a full moon myself.
post #11 of 22
I was born during the day. :LOL Apparently during the new moon. My husband was born on a full moon, but he too was born during the day. My elder daughter was apparently born during a full moon, but she was induced. My other was born on a new moon. This one might have been conceived during a full moon & is due on a full moon. We shall see.

There's not any actual scientific evidence that births increase on a full moon, no more than there's actual evidence that crimes increase, or other injuries increase...But it does make sense that you'll give birth during roughly the same phase of the moon in which you conceived.

Here's something from the Straight Dope about stuff happening on the full moon:

So how do we explain all those cops and emergency room nurses who believe in the lunar effect? Easy. Nobody notices when there's a full moon and nothing happens--you only notice when something does happen. In other words, heads I win, tails don't count. Case closed.
post #12 of 22
Originally Posted by Pepper
I don't know what phase the moon was in when he/she was conceived--I do know it was the wee hours of September 28th that we made love and I ovulated, though...
September 28, 2004 was a full moon. :LOL Cool, huh?

post #13 of 22
I'll be 39 weeks on this next full moon. I keep thinking that will be the day. We'll see...
post #14 of 22
Originally Posted by crsta33
September 28, 2004 was a full moon. :LOL Cool, huh?

Yeah, that is cool! Thanks for figuring that for me, Christa

Well, now we'll just have to wait and see, I guess
post #15 of 22
Out of 4, I had mine:

1. DD first quarter.
2. DS third quarter.
3. DS2 waning crescent
4. DS3 waxing crescent

I was born during a waning crescent
DH was born during a waning crescent

Oh, Well, I still looked out for that full moon though.

My midwife was still very busy each time I gave birth, so I do not know what was going on.
post #16 of 22
its funny.. i was just looking at my calendar thinking.. maybe this baby will be a full moon baby, but she would have to be a few weeks erly to be born on the full moon, or a few weeks late, maybe she will be a newmoon baby
post #17 of 22
I'm sure you're uncomfortable and ready to meet your little one...


if this is your first baby and you'll only be 37 weeks at this full moon, I'd bet that the baby stays put another 28 days.

FWIW, my DD was 12 days late and I went into labor on the full moon.

Good luck!!
post #18 of 22
I went into labor the night of the full moon on Sept. 28, 2004. My baby daughter was born the next morning at 41 weeks gestation.
post #19 of 22
I concieved my ds during a full moon, and he was born under a full moon, technically 2 weeks "early". I think he was shooting for the full moon :LOL
post #20 of 22
So today is the full moon Anything happening with you swebster?

Nothing going on here at all - yesterday was my due date and I'm just chilling...
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