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Full Moon Baby?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I just found out that it is going to be a full moon on Monday. I've always heard that there can be a  connection between the moon's phases and a woman's labor. 

Hospitals often make sure to have more staff available during the full moon because of the influx in patients, especially expecting mamas. One theory is that in the same way the moon's gravitational pull effects the ocean's tide, it can also effect a woman's amniotic fluid, causing her water to break even without strong contractions. That doesn't necessarily mean labor will be imminent, especially if there are no other signs that the woman is ready to move forward with the birth. A lot of women visit the hospital during the full moon believing they are in active labor only to be sent home again. Still, it's definitely something I'll be thinking about as Monday the 22nd rolls around. What do you think? Will we have a full moon baby???


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