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Strange things happen when it's a full moon!

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ellideb Mon 25-Aug-08 16:25:41

Hi all! I would like to conduct a personal mini-survey to determine whether or not more women go into labour when the moon is full than at any other time of the month so I have posted a link here that will give you the last full moon dates as far back as 2004.

I have heard it being said that more women do go into labour when it's a full moon so I would like to know if it is true. Could you please humour me by telling me when you gave birth and was it a full moon or not?

Many thanks! grin grin

MerlinsBeard Mon 25-Aug-08 16:28:22

Not me for DS2 and 3

Purplepillow Mon 25-Aug-08 16:29:45

I had a look but had to change it as dd was born in 2000 but she was born between full moons but was a cs anyway.

Didn't want to ignore your question though grin

onwardandupward Mon 25-Aug-08 16:34:38

Nope. Not me.

It presumably depends somewhat on whether our menses are in phase with the moon, which in our cities of street lighting and our evenings of electric light is presumably not the norm in the industrialised West?

RustyBear Mon 25-Aug-08 16:35:14

If you click on the moon in the top right corner of MN (under Log Out), you will find a link to a page that gives 6,000 years of moon phases - should cover anyone's birthdate!

DS was first quarter & DD was last quarter.

ellideb Mon 25-Aug-08 17:24:18

Really onwardandupward? That's interesting what you say about the lighting etc. and about our cycles please explain?

Thanks RustyBear I'm soooo observant hmm

cheesychips Mon 25-Aug-08 18:36:31

Nope, first quarter, last quarter, last quarter for me. Sorry!

minorbird Mon 25-Aug-08 18:41:11

Ooo yes i went into labour on a full moon but it took 3 days until DD was born! grin

Aitch Mon 25-Aug-08 18:43:51

day after full moon for me, but waters broke on the FM. grin

VoluptuaGoodshag Mon 25-Aug-08 18:45:35

DD was one day earlier than the full moon. Checking back was one day later than a full moon.

DS was exactly on a full moon date and I remember loads of other women in labour in the hospital and the midwifes saying that it was always like this at a full moon.

Can confirm from two separate police sources that crime rates also soar when there is a full moon.

Nappyzoneneedssleep Mon 25-Aug-08 18:49:48

No neither of mine were though both times the labour wards were heaving more than usual.

Aitch Mon 25-Aug-08 18:57:37

definitely voluptua, we live near quite a lively street and can tell when it's a full moon.

hazeyjane Mon 25-Aug-08 19:42:49

Was in labour on full moon for dd1

MW said that there was a lot more animal noises made when women giving birth on a full moon!

OFSTEDoutstanding Mon 25-Aug-08 19:47:32

Ds 1 was born on full moon after 3 days of labour!

JoyS Mon 25-Aug-08 19:49:43

Not for dd1 but right on the full moon for dd2.

snice Mon 25-Aug-08 19:53:06

1 full moon, 1 new moon here

pippylongstockings Mon 25-Aug-08 19:57:47

Jan 05 - 4 days after full moon
Jan 07 - 1 day before full moon

TheHedgeWitch Mon 25-Aug-08 20:35:03

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ScaryHairy Mon 25-Aug-08 20:49:14

Not me. I went into labour 4 days after the full moon. I do remember gazing up at the full moon and wishing that it would have some effect and kickstart labour though!

Forensica Mon 25-Aug-08 23:23:38

I was born on FM, how funny :-D

feb Tue 26-Aug-08 13:38:59

DS was 1 day before full moon.

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