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Tonight is a full moon!! Do you think it causes more labors to start? :)

Just wondering if anyone believes this or thinks its an old wives tale?

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Asked by mom2twobabes at 2:43 PM on Jan. 19, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • I don't know.... I gave birth on a full moon and L&D said that's was their busiest day in the past month.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:46 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Actually there have been scientific proof that the gravitational pull of a ful moon have been kno to break a pregnant womans water when shes far enough along.

    Answer by luvmygrlz at 2:46 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • absolutely not hahaha however biologically more babies are born in the middle of the night because our biological clocks know thats the time we are in a restful state, perfect time to have a baby

    Answer by momofone725 at 2:46 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • I had heard that and thought it was silly and then I went into labor with my 2nd child! We got to the hospital at 1am and the receptionist had this odd look on her face. She said,"You're the 3rd laboring woman to arrive here in the last hour." Now mind you this was a very small hospital, more like a birthing center. They get maybe 2 births there a day lol. I found out later that day that it was a full moon. Makes me wonder if my first child would have been born on a full moon but I'll never know because I was induced.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 2:47 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • No I think it's a bunch of hoopla to get hopes up.

    Answer by MyOpionCounts at 2:59 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • My sister is a labor and deliver nurse and she said yes

    Answer by 1911 at 3:02 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • well i hope so, lol am 39 weeks and am so ready to get miss lilly out of me
    :) maybe ill get lucky , and go in labor tonight

    Answer by ashcrash at 3:05 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • I think it is sooooo funny....every labor and delivery nurse I know says a huge YES....then people I talk to who know L&D nurses say YES....then all the Dr's say

    I tend to lean towards believing the nurses! We ALL know they do most of the work :)

    Comment by mom2twobabes (original poster) at 3:05 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Lol! Yep l&d nurses say full moons are one of the busiest days!

    Answer by myree85 at 3:23 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Yep! The moon has a interesting effect on all sorts of things

    Answer by MamaWolf1981 at 3:44 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

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