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Is it true more babies are born on a full moon???

(19 Posts)
Paranoid1stTimer Sun 09-Aug-09 00:53:02

I know it may be thought of as witchy pagany type stuff but we just realised DS was born on full moon and so were quite a few babies we know.

Just wondering if there is any truth in the whole Luna connection with women's reproductive cycles?

Anyways.... Just a bit of silliness really

PinkTulips Sun 09-Aug-09 00:58:35

all 3 of mine were on or near a full moon.

therefore it's true wink

kitkatqueen Sun 09-Aug-09 01:01:13

Believe me I wish this one was grin

Mimile Sun 09-Aug-09 14:15:29

last full moon was Thursday 6th, so I missed that boat
Leaves us with the 4th of September, and I hope I won't have to wait until then

mummy2t Mon 10-Aug-09 10:43:48

when would the next one be after the 4th?? i am due the 28th but previous babies were born 3 and 4 weeks early so who knows!!

edam Mon 10-Aug-09 11:17:21

dunno but most babies are born in the early hours of the morning due to hormones or circadian rhythms or something I forget...

PinkTulips Mon 10-Aug-09 12:25:30

not mine.... 14.53, 23.47 and 11.59 grin

MummyDragon Mon 10-Aug-09 12:36:03

Both mine were born on a full moon!

MummyDragon Mon 10-Aug-09 12:36:25

Oh, and one was a week early and one was a week late ...

ZippysMum Mon 10-Aug-09 14:48:17

I was in the Day Assessment unit at our local maternity hospital. It was quite quiet both there and in the delivery suite. I mentioned it to the head midwife.

She said "yes, but it will be busy by the end of the week - full moon".

I said - do you get more ladies in at a full moon? She said "Yes, and also lots of ladies with Prem. rupture of membranes. I was a bit shock

Having said that, I have worked in both schools and SN settings and can confirm that both kids and adults with SN go a bit bananas at full moon so anything's possible!!

Tinker Mon 10-Aug-09 14:58:46

Just used this to check and I and my eldest were born near a New Moon whilst youngest was near a Full Moon.

PinkTulips Mon 10-Aug-09 15:06:20

dd day before FM
ds1 3 days after NM (was wrong about him... his due date was the FM which is why i was confused)
ds2 day of FM

edam Mon 10-Aug-09 15:40:07

Pink, I should have said 'middle of the night', that would have covered most of yours. smile Although I think it is true that the peak time for deliveries is the wee small hours.

No idea about the stats for full moons, though. According to that table, ds was born five days after a full moon. Which probably doesn't count. And he certainly wasn't going to hang on for another four weeks, he was 41+1 anyway!

PinkTulips Mon 10-Aug-09 17:56:21

no it wouldn't... 14.53 and 11.59 are both middle of the day! grin ds1 was the closest to middle of the night at a few minutes to midnight

twopeople Mon 10-Aug-09 18:05:50

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notevenamousie Mon 10-Aug-09 18:08:16

It's true - inside information here wink

My nights as an O+G SHO were always at full moon and always busier than anyone else's!

edam Mon 10-Aug-09 18:57:31

grin of course, should have spotted you were doing 24-hour clock!

You are unusual then - honestly, the peak time for deliveries really is the small hours.

IDreamOfJeannie Mon 10-Aug-09 19:29:25

My DD was born near a new moon.

My mum has 4 children and we were all born on a Thursday. Freaky.

hazeyjane Mon 10-Aug-09 19:39:41

When I had dd1 ( on a full moon ) the MW said it was always busier and there was a lot more bellowing on a full moon!

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