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Will we have any labors brought on by the full moon???

I will be 37 weeks on Wednesday... and it will be the earliest day that it is OK to give birth at the fsbc. I always expected to go over 40 weeks and I still might (though it would be excruciating - I am at 40 cm (my belly - not my cervix )and baby's head feels like it is bouncing on my cervix already), but I am fantasizing about an early birth... my u/s last Thursday said that baby was 8 lbs 8 oz last week (at 36+1 : ). I just don't believe that! But if that's the case, then wishing for a little bit earlier birth might be OK. And no, my dates are not incorrect.

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Not me, but my daughter will sleep through the night! Since she's been an infant she's always slept well on the full moon. Maybe I will too!

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I've been hoping so!!! I predicted months ago that I would go into labor on the full moon, and give birth early next morning... crossing fingers!

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that's my due date - maybe i'll be one of those rare cases to give birth on my due date. but i would be happy with even a little bit of labor that night too
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Hopefully me but probably not!

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Will we have any labors brought on by the full moon???

I will be 37 weeks on Wednesday... And no, my dates are not incorrect.
I too will be 37 weeks on Wed and maybe the whole full moon thing has psyched me out--but I too have wondered if it could be my "day."
Ok--maybe its wishful thinking...but at 100% effaced with him at +1 station--one can certainly dream!!!

I really would like the full moon thing to have an effect...but shh, dont tell any one I said that!!!

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OH! I'm so excited about the full moon! I am due Tues, May 1, so it is very possible that it will happen!! Keep fingers crossed, please!
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I'm ALSO 37 weeks on Wednesday and I'm so excited to have kept this kiddo in this long. I'm still not really 'ready' yet so I hope it's not me! I was so uncomfortable with my first so early that comparatively this baby's been a piece of cake. I still love being pregnant!
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I hope I don't go into labor Wednesday night. That would be awful, have too much planned out for that night.

Never has bothered me before so hopefully that continues to hold true.
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I hope the moon effects me! I'm due May 4th, I'm contracting like crazy just not in any regular pattern and she dropped this weekend! I'm ready to do this thing!
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That's the same day I go in to see the chiropractor for the first time ever.
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one can only dream.....hmmmm.....

according to tofutti's labor prediction quiz, though, i'm gonna be late.

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I'm only 36 weeks, so I better not. Maybe the NEXT full moon. (Although, actually I better have a baby in my arms by then.)
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I'm due May 5th...having a bunch of contractions...but I guess not enough to send me into labor yet. I've never had a baby around a full moon so maybe it will work this time!
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I'm kind of hoping that it will get my labor going too. But I'll only be about 38 weeks, so I'm not really getting worked up about it.

I just went and looked the past moon phases to see when my son was born - and if that's any indicator he was born under an about 25% waning cresent. If this one follows that, she'll be here around May 12th.

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I'll be 40 weeks on Wednesday. Full moon could do it. We're also in the weird front range weather pattern we get in the spring now, where the quick fronts come in and bring thunderstorms in the afternoons for a few weeks, so it's possible that a low pressure front could suck this baby out of me! But I was able to schedule my finals this week instead of next week, so it would be very polite of my baby to be a little patient and come after Thursday afternoon. That would allow all my support people to be back in town on time as well.

Edit: I just looked up the "Flower Moon" reference and found out it's also called the Milk Moon in May - how appropriate!
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I thought it was the new moon that brought babies. When is that one? (I was sooooo totally going to ask that question today anyway )


This is semi-OT, but my husband doesn't believe in the new moon.

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I thought it was the new moon that brought babies. When is that one? (I was sooooo totally going to ask that question today anyway )


This is semi-OT, but my husband doesn't believe in the new moon.
Does not beleive in the new moon? . ..there is actually an mathimatical equation to figure it out.


And May 16th is the next new moon.

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Will we have any labors brought on by the full moon???

I will be 37 weeks on Wednesday... and it will be the earliest day that it is OK to give birth at the fsbc. I always expected to go over 40 weeks and I still might
There will be another full moon in 4 weeks... then you'll be 41 weeks. :

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hmm sounds like a nice time to be born May 2nd is my predicted birth date for this baby would be awesome to have a baby that day
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There will be another full moon in 4 weeks... then you'll be 41 weeks. :
You better duck!

I would have thought that would be when I would go... I told people all along the baby was due in late May/early June just to ward off all the pressure/questions near the end. BUT now that my baby has been scientifically measured at almost 9 lbs can you imagine what a miserable May I would have if I went that long??? (ETA: Said will all due respect to the mamas of multiples - who really DO have massive amounts of babies in them... ) I might break records for the largest baby ever, too!

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I really want to use this moon to my advantage but I'll only be 36 weeks and 4 days so I probably shouldn't but NO WAY am I waiting for June's full moon!!!! I think I'll go stand in the front yard naked and see what happens! Thankfully I live on five very secluded acres so only the coyotes, owls and hawks will see me in my very full glory!!!

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I just watched the local news (Salt Lake), and BIG pressure change as well as the full moon on the 2nd!!! Hopefully the full moon and the pressure change will do something!

My mom told me I was due 2 days before the full moon and I waited until the new moon to be born...

I keep my prediction of May 3rd...

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Our due date of May 4, which we have been going with all along, we just discovered should actually be May 2 (miscalculation of the conception date - oops!) Anyway, I've been thinking for a while that this baby would come on May 2nd. That is my dad's guess too. Only time will tell...
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I hope the moon works for all of you who want it to! I've had lots of my Doula clients go into labor right around the same time as the full moon, usually the day after. I still need another week until my MW can leagally attend my HB so I'll be sitting at home with my cramp bark drinking tons of water

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A couple different people told me the theory that women are pregnant for 9 full moons. I looked back and discovered that my 9th full moon is May 2nd. And I, too, will be 37 weeks on the 2nd. So, who knows? A midwife told me that barometric pressure does more to influence women going into labor, though, than the full moon.

I don't think I'm having an early labor signs yet...
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Full Moon and Beltane too!!

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I've had an inkling I'd go with the full moon this time around. We'll see what happens. Last night I woke up at 4:30 with some painful contractions. They lasted about an hour and a half and then I finally got back to sleep.

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Full Moon and Beltane too!!
just what i was gonna say~!! send me labor vibes mamas!!!

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