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#1 of 21 Old 10-13-2008, 12:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Tomorrow (10/14) is a full moon. Think we'll have anymore babies?

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i liked my mw's answer on this one (i'm due nov. 13th, another full moon)

if the woman believes in it, it'll happen. if she doesn't, it won't.
i'm sure there's SOMEONE on here that believes it and is considered term...

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I agree with pp, and I too am due on the Nov full moon Nov 13th! I BELIEVE I will have my baby on the 13th or before! PLEASE OH PLEASE :
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I'm due November 3rd...maybe I'll get lucky and have a werewolf baby tomorrow!

A woman can dream, right?

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I've thought about this too.

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i'm due on the next moon too!

somehow, a moon month to go sounds and feels sooo much shorter than a regular month.

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Ohh, maybe if I begin believing it now it will happen!

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some doctors and nurses i have talked to strongly believe this, i think collective conciousness may contribute to it actually happening!
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I'm due Oct 31 and I have been wondering if this full moon might do anything...

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I was under the impression more babies were born under a full moon because more women ovulate and therefore get impregnated under a full moon?

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On my DDC with Adrian, one of the moms had helped her daughter do a project on this... apparently it was actually more common on a new moon. But I am hoping for tomorrow!

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I agree with pp, and I too am due on the Nov full moon Nov 13th! I BELIEVE I will have my baby on the 13th or before! PLEASE OH PLEASE :
OMG!! i didn't realize the next full moon (besides tomorrow, obviously) was the 13th! my (clairvoyant) sister told me about a dream she had that i was pg and due in nov. and had the baby on the 13th. this was all *right* before i was opening my mouth to tell her i was pg and due in nov (way back then, not recently! ). i'm totally excited!!

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Hmmm due in 3wks....hoping to not go that early! Still need to do a practice run of the birth pool! Better go warn dh

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Ohh, maybe if I begin believing it now it will happen!
This made me think of the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz: "I do believe in spooks. I do believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do believe in spooks."

Now I'm imagining full-term pregnant ladies outside looking up at the moon begging to go into labor

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DD was born under a full moon...and I'd like this one to be, also. :-) Just not THIS full moon.
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I'm due Oct 31 and I have been wondering if this full moon might do anything...
Me too!
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I think its presception.. People think more babies are born under a full moon so in their mind there are more babies born..
Personally, I don't think its true but Im a cynical person

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It's only just after 5am here...I can see that lovely moon outside my front window. It's surrounded by fluffy clouds, all of which are glowing.

But no, Charlie, you can't come yet! Hee hee, next full moon, and you'll be perfectly welcome!

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Ooh, interesting! This moon calendar goes way back (like to 3999 BC). I was born just after the full moon, and both my nephews were born just before the full moon (but they was due at or just after the full moon and both were a week early). I'm due just after the full moon (the 15th), maybe my LO will be a little before too.
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I think its presception.. People think more babies are born under a full moon so in their mind there are more babies born..
Personally, I don't think its true but Im a cynical person
Actually, I think it is true. When I was in labor with DD the nurse in L&D said they always added more nurses to the flooor during a full moon, and that they were always prepared to be busier. She said it was definitely true, but that's just anecdotal evidence, I guess!

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I dunno mamas, just got back from MW and am 2 cm dilated I have been ordered to not have sex, not lift anything and keep this baby cooking as long as possible...I am hoping it is just a fluke (I'm a hopeless optimist, lol) but who knows, maybe the full moon will make it happen

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