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    Question Full Moon and Labour

    Hi All,
    I am due in 2 days (3rd bub). My first babe was 3 weeks early, 2nd 4 days early and this one...who knows, I've been having niggles for weeks . Bubs has dropped right down and it is a full moon tomorrow. I've done a bit of reading online and there is 'some' research that shows more women are likely to have their waters break during a full moon. Some hospitals will piut on more Mat staff during this time. I'm hoping this works for me as I'm already fed up with all the start stopping over the past 3 weeks. Has anybody else heard about the full moon phenomenom? My last bub came with a low pressure system - we had a big storm 2 days ago...nothing!
    Good Luck everyone!
    Cle


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    Havent heard of the full moon thing, but I have heard about the storm thing.
    My little girl was born in the morning, and there was a massive storm that night and the next night. Hope you dont have to wait much longer.

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    Ooh no, won't be long now - you have nature on your side.

    Have a wonderful birth, looking forward to hearing your announcement!

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    hahahah reminds me of something my teacher says...

    'Births used to cluster around full moons and high tides.... now births cluster on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings'

    LOL
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    Alexander was born on a full moon!
    I remember staring at the damn thing while i leant over a window sill in hospital.

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    If you were talking to a pagan they would say that that is true, but there would be of course no scientific evidence to back that up lol
    If you go an the full moon, you should be very happy about that...it would be almost like a blessing on the baby.

    ...If you were talking to a pagan...

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    Ha Kelly
    FWIW I reckon it's true

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    I have heard of this before aswell.
    i found this info while having a google...

    The theory is that the moon's gravitational pull effects the amniotic fluid in much the same way as it effects the water in the sea, rivers and even the water that's otherwise found in our bodies.
    As a woman's body prepares for natural childbirth, the amniotic sac becomes distended so the point where it will easily burst if put under pressure. Under normal circumstances, the pressure of labor contractions bursts the sac. During a full moon, the pressure caused by the moon's effect on the water inside the sac can cause the same things to happen, but without the accompanying contractions

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