I've been looking into this theory because it's a full moon tonight and I'm 11 days away from my due date. Don't get me wrong, I would love for my water to break tonight. But rumor has it (and maybe there's a little bit of scientific fact in there too) that when the gravitational pull from a full moon pops your bag of waters, it does so without your body's consent...therefor labor doesn't start. Some hospitals have extra staff on duty these nights because women that are really close to their due dates tend to go into labor when the moon is full. And then there are women who still have a few weeks left, and the full moon makes them THINK that real labor is happening, when really it's just false labor...or worse, prematurely ruptured waters.
What's your take on this theory? Is it a load of hoopla or do you think there's some smarts behind it? Did you go into labor close to a full moon? Please share any relevant stories!
Answer by Steff107 at 11:32 PM on Oct. 4, 2009
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Answer by Shyma at 12:25 AM on Oct. 5, 2009