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Anyone else hoping the full moon on Thursday will induce labour??

(22 Posts)
ElleOhElle Tue 04-Nov-14 19:01:45

I know this is probably just another old wives tale but I'm a believer that a full moon has some weird effects on people.
Just read somewhere that you should face the full moon and rub your belly clockwise to help induce labour. I'm not convinced its that easy obviously but will probably give it a go haha! grin
Apparently the theory behind it is that the moon has the same influence on the water in your body as it does on tides etc so can help to break your waters.
God I sound ridiculous and desperate - anyone had any their baby on or near a full moon??? blush

Shop Tue 04-Nov-14 19:48:08

I hadn't realised it was a full moon on Thursday.

I'm 40 +2 at the moment but if not gone my Thursday I'll try that!

ElleOhElle Tue 04-Nov-14 20:24:24

Anything's worth trying in my opinion grin

urterriblemuriel Tue 04-Nov-14 21:13:41

Hi Elle, ha ha I do believe in the full moon thing but I've also heard that our local mat unit often gets closed on full moons too due to the increase in deliveries. I really don't fancy the hours drive up the road to the next one :/

ElleOhElle Tue 04-Nov-14 21:54:48

oh no, I didn't think of that!! you're still waiting too then!! wink

amy83firsttimer Wed 05-Nov-14 11:35:58

Me!!! Due on Monday and all along I've assumed / hoped that the combination of fireworks tonight following by full moon Thursday will tempt the baby out.

amy83firsttimer Wed 05-Nov-14 11:36:00

Me!!! Due on Monday and all along I've assumed / hoped that the combination of fireworks tonight following by full moon Thursday will tempt the baby out.

ElleOhElle Wed 05-Nov-14 14:01:47

Glad it's not just me! Good luck

RosieProbert Wed 05-Nov-14 14:03:10

Me! I'll give anything a go!

Bellyrub1980 Wed 05-Nov-14 18:50:56

I'll be 11 days over tomorrow so
I'm willing to buy into ANY old wives tale!!!

Shop Wed 05-Nov-14 19:44:05

I had a sweep today and induction booked for next Wednesday when I'll be 41+3
Fingers crossed the sweep works.

ElleOhElle Wed 05-Nov-14 19:49:40

oh bellyrub can't believe you're still waiting after all your false starts!!
good luck shop I've got a sweep on Friday if the full moon doesn't get things going!

BathshebaDarkstone Wed 05-Nov-14 20:00:41

I doubt it very much. hmm

Bellyrub1980 Wed 05-Nov-14 20:24:55

I know. It's a bit of a joke now. Well... It is for everyone else I think.

Induction Sunday! Unless the moon works it's magic.... wink

ElleOhElle Thu 06-Nov-14 12:11:41

Anything bellyrub??
I'm feeling nothing today! Think I'm in for the long haul!

Bellyrub1980 Thu 06-Nov-14 15:11:37

Nah nothing! I did the whole 70 minute pregnancy yoga DVD today in the hope that it would optimise her position and get labour going. But all it does is just makes her wriggle loads and bear her head down.

Just 2 more days to fill and then I'll be induced..... Bring it on!!!

Bellyrub1980 Thu 06-Nov-14 15:14:09

Elle, it's SO frustrating isn't it?! From 37 weeks we think 'oooh could be any time now!!' And then over a month later and STILL SOD ALL!!!!

ElleOhElle Thu 06-Nov-14 16:17:21

I know, I'm not even due til tmw and I'm already driving myself crazy. Done lots of walking and had a few pains this afternoon but don't think it's anything! Bring on the moon lol

amy83firsttimer Fri 07-Nov-14 09:23:18


Bellyrub1980 Fri 07-Nov-14 09:25:33

Nope envy

ElleOhElle Fri 07-Nov-14 10:26:44

nothing here either!!! can't believe the moon didn't break my waters hahaha!!!

amy83firsttimer Fri 07-Nov-14 10:55:13

I blame the cloud cover!

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