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#1 of 11 Old 02-13-2007, 10:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So, my grandmother swears I will go into labor during a moon change. I am 37 weeks tomorrow. The New Moon is on the 17th Feb, first quarter 24thand the full moon is on March 3. I am putting $$ on March 3. Anyone else know anything about birth and moon cycles?
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I know L&D departments at hospitals are typically crazy during the full moon. The night before my son was born was a full moon. The hospital was so full the next day they were kicking people out. I believe there is also a lot of Native American tradition around the full moon. I remember hearing the Native American women were so connected to nature that tribes would mensturate together around the moon cycles.

I hope my little one decides to come out during the full moon!
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I'd put money on the full moon too. Isn't it related to changes in barometric pressure also?
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DS was born on a full moon, and like a pp said, the L & D floor at my hospital was so packed, they had to start sending moms to a separate, non-maternity floor! I really believe in the moon's effects on our fertility and our cycles.
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well, the moon controls all water sources on planet earth
and since humans are 70 % water

i'm certain there is something to that logic
especially since, our brains are 95% water
and that is what creates our human perception of consciousness and controls our bodies natural functions (breathing, digestion, giving birth)
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The nurses at the hospital I delivered DD at told me that they have an increase of women coming in to give birth during full moons. DC #2 is due March 3 so it will be interesting to see if he comes on his due date! That would mean both children were born on their due dates! What's the chances of that?
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The full moon on March 3 also corresponds to a lunar eclipse.... I'm betting the little one will be ready pretty near

Who would want to miss that after all!??
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My MW is busier during a full Moon but she said a lot of them turn out to be false labors - that there is a pull but if baby and Mama aren't ready then it won't happen.
I remember being pregnant and standing outside showing my belly to the full moon. None of my 4 children have been born during a full moon.

A very good friend was 'overdue' and I suggested she spend some naked time outside under the full moon - she and DH actually made love under the full moon when she was 5-6 days late and nothing, she went 5 more days.

So, I think if everything else is ready it is more likely to happen or at least start during a full moon but it certainly is no guarantee.

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God, I have heard many times how full hospitals can be during a full moon. EDD here is march 6th, and the hospital I am going to be at doesn't do full room inin L&D if they are really busy. :
I am hoping to be there on a slow day, I don't want them to put my baby in that aweful nursery!
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My dd came 2.5 weeks early during the full moon eclipse! The moon was a HUGE harvest moon, deep red and the eclipse was amazing. I totally believe that when the baby is ready it will most likely show up during a full moon cycle.

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I've been joking with DH and my doula that I've already picked the day baby will come, March 3rd. Full moon, a Saturday, doula's kids will be out of town, and just past my EDD. haha, if it were only that easy!
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