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Full moon and labour

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alux Fri 18-Feb-05 20:21:03

Does anyone think that the full moon (or absence of the moon) influences the onset of labour?

I am due on the full moon in April and hopes she works in my favour!

girrafey Fri 18-Feb-05 20:23:02

i have absolutly no idea, but you have raised my intersts now!!! i would like to think some how it does, and i hope it works in your favour as well!! what date is the full moon? im due 22nd-25th. x

alux Fri 18-Feb-05 20:26:01

I am due on the 24 of April. Which is also the full moon.

girrafey Fri 18-Feb-05 20:32:03

well i guess we will have to wait and see!! is this your first? it is mine. I have just read up that the moon does affect hormones and feelings etc so seeing as a large part of giving birth and pregnancy is connected to that i guess it must have some bearing. If i get anything more conclusive i'll let you know. x

alux Fri 18-Feb-05 20:37:59

yes, first time for me.

My gran lived near a mental hospital when I was a kid and she said the patients were always more active on the full moon.

I hear that the police are busier on the full moon.

lots of traditional societies plant and harvest according to the phases of the moon.

then with the menstrual thing - why not labour?

starlover Fri 18-Feb-05 22:32:57

it has long been thought to have a weird effect on people... the word lunatic comes from lunar (moon)!!!
a friend of mine also works on a psych unit and says there is a definite change in the patients on a full moon...

i'd be interested to see if you both pop on the 24th!!!

bonym Tue 22-Feb-05 12:28:06

We were discussing this at after my aquanatal class today - my due date is 25th March which is apparently a full moon. One of the girls was saying that the midwifes are supposedly always much busier when there's a full moon. Will let you know!

Leogaela Tue 22-Feb-05 15:06:38

I don't know about a full moon, but somebody told me that when it snows the MWs are much busier!!! Is is still snowing in the UK?

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