It is believed that there is some connection between full moon day and childbirth. Find out the truth behind the increased number of births on or around full moon day.
Have you ever heard anyone saying that if the due date is near the full moon day, the child will arrive on that day, no matter whether it is before or after the due date? You must be thinking whether there is any connection between the lunar cycle and the times when babies are born.
Well, according to the theory, the gravitational pull of the moon is strong and it influences the tides. It is believed that it has strong effects on women’s body, for example, on her menstrual cycle. So, if she is pregnant and her due date is near, it can affect her contractions also. However, there is no scientific proof that relates full moon day and childbirth.
Myth and Reality
Although, it has been proved that there is no scientific connection between full moon day and childbirth, these findings are not going to change the people’s mind that are sure that they see increased number of births on or around full moon day. However, you should not count on the full moon day if your due date is near. Pack your bags and stay alert.
Full Moon and Related Myths
Full moon has many myths attached to it and it is said to cause a wide range of things. From high tides to good luck and even bouts of insomnia, full moon is related to a number of things. The point is whether or not the full moon has any effect on childbirth. Well, statistics show that the number of childbirths is more when full moon day is near even though there is no scientific support to the myth.
Even the hospitals and nursing homes have more staff on that day to deal with the number of labours even though there are contradictory or inconclusive results.
Forget about Myths, Learn about Realities
There are many myths related to pregnancy and childbirth. Although, there is no harm in staying prepared if your due date is near the full moon day, you should not get disturbed if you experience only false pain or there happens to be no effect of the full moon day. There are possibilities and many women do experience this, but it is not proven and hence not compulsory for all.
Childbirth is a natural phenomenon and in the world of ultrasounds and several other scientific tests, you need not worry about the well being of your child provided you are under medical care and surveillance. Do not miss any of your prenatal visits and stay comfortable communicating with your doctor. These things will help you ease your worries and anxieties and ease your labour as well.
Take your pregnancy and childbirth as natural observable fact and consider it an easy and blissful experience. Calm down yourself and get educated about the dos and don’ts so that you pay attention to the health and well being of your child more than worrying about things related to myths. Remember one thing that you do not see any of these myths unless you go out to look for them. It is better to learn about the scientific approach and leave things go in natural way.
Each woman is different and has different effects of changes in nature. Although, many women experience labour pain during the full moon day, it is not necessary that the same thing will happen to you. Statistics also say that many cases of false labour pain also get admitted in hospitals on that day. It is quite possible that most of these women might be anxious about the effects of the full moon on their pregnancy which caused them experience false pain.
How does full moon affect pregnancy? Does the gravitational pull of moon causes pregnant women to go into labour? How should pregnant women deal with myths related to full moon day? Discuss here.
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- The Indiaparenting Team