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Hey, I'm just curious if anyone has seen a correlation between the cycle of the moon and their birth(s)? My mw swears that the majority of her births fall around the new moon. Both of my boys were born under a gorgeous full moon. As I labored last time, I overheard my mw say, "I just followed the moon to find my way here." It was really beautiful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> For some reason, I've got it in my head that my next baby will be a full moon baby, too. Is this just really out there??? I guess baby's come when they're ready----but could the lunar cycle have anything to do with it???
 

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I don't have a personal "full moon" baby, however my mom had my brother the night of a full moon. She was lucky to get a room to deliver in at the hospital, as ladies we laboring and delivering in the hallways. The nurses said that with out fail, the place was packed with every full moon, and they all knew to expect and prepare for it.
 

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I have heard that lots of babies are born under a full moon. I don't remember if any of mine were tho. I remember hearing a nurse say that L & D is always hoppin' on the nights of a full moon!<br><br>
A poll would be interesting...<br><br>
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I've wondered the same thing myself! My son was born during a full moon. I remember looking at a calendar before he was born and when I saw the moon was going to be full I had a strong intuition that he would be born that day. Sure enough he was. I keep wondering the same thing about the little guy I'm carrying right now. I'd love to have another full moon baby. It would be interesting to find out if there are more births during certain moon phases. I'll have to ask my mw about this when I see her next time... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My four children were born within four days of a new moon.<br><br><br><br>
DH and I were also.
 

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I was born on the new moon, as was my DD. I'm due with this one on the 3rd, and I think he will come close to his due date. There is a full moon on july 2nd. I think it would be neat to have one "new moon baby" and one "full moon baby" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I went into labor 24 hours after an eclipse of the moon last fall (there was an eclipse in November in these parts). DS was a week early and I know a lot of other November babes born around the same time (regardless of due date). The hospital was hoping!
 

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during the full moon in June, 3 of my girlfriends all had their babies. i joked about it to 1 and she said the nurses were telling her it is always packed at L&D on a full moon. so, i think there is a strong connection.
 

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This is so interesting and would totally make sense to me! My dad told me one time that he thinks that the moon has an influence on our menstrual cycles, which totally made sense to me, so it would make sense for it to have some control over our births.<br><br>
When I looked at the calendar last week, I thought that maybe my baby would be born around the new moon, which was on 6/17, but nope! There is a full moon coming up on 7/2 though, so maybe that'll be the lucky day, although by then I'll be 42 weeks, 2 days along!!
 

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DD wasn't born on a full moon, but I did notice that her entire first year or so, she did not sleep AT ALL on the 2-3 nights around full moons. It was unbelievable. She has never been a great sleeper, but it got to where every time we'd have a particularly excruciating night, we'd check the calendar and sure enough, there'd be a full moon coming in the next day or two.<br><br>
And both the mws I have used have remarked on the increased number of births around the full moon, so I think you're onto something.
 

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I had to look it up, but my son was born under the full moon<br>
I was born under a full moon<br>
My husband was born 3 days after a new moon<br><br>
I am due exactly in between the new moon and the full moon this time . . . we'll have to wait to see what happens (my bet would be the new moon though)
 

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I have heard many L and d nurses say that their floors are full during a full moon. One even said her hospital will not even schedule any not medically nesc. inductions on those days because so many women go into labor around the full moon.<br><br>
My midwife says full moons are often her busiest times, but low pressure zones more than that. My dd was born during both! Poor midwife attenended more births than she had hours of sleep that weekend!
 

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With my first, my OB said she was always busiest with low pressure fronts, too. Well, that and on Fridays, when all of her inductions were scheduled<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> If my memory serves, my water broke on the full moon, the winter solstice, and something else lunar-related....<br><br>
I'm glad my personal theory wasn't so out there after all! I found the full moon calendar in the Farmers' Almanac....very, very interesting.
 

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My mom, who isn't in L&D but is a lactation consultant (she sees all the moms & babies right after birth), says that they mark out in advance when the full moon will be, because it is invariably much busier. There is also supposed to be a phenomenon where when a storm is brewing, because of the higher barometric pressure, more women will have their water break before going into labor.
 

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My ds was born during the new moon. My due date is on the full moon, so I wonder if this one will come on the 7/17 new moon or wait for the full!
 

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I think it would only make sense for birth to be affected by the moon, since a woman's own cycle is, generally, heavily influenced by the lunar cycle. 28 days in a lunar cycle, 28 days in a "normal" menstrual cycle... Hehe, kinda makes ya wonder what our cycles would be like if our planet had multiple moons.
 
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