Full moon

So I was talking to my mom and she said as how the full moon seems to affect L&D rates and looking online I found some articles saying that L&D units add more staff around full moons.  Of course, other articles said it was a bunch of hooey but one doctor’s post I ran across said that she had seen more effects from low pressure fronts than the full moon. 

Here’s the thing:  Wednesday is a full moon AND there is going to be a low pressure front coming through so what say Baby comes Wed or Thurs? 

Well, it will be interesting to see if he does. After all, it’s only a day or two before his EDD.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. npappas
    Sep 24, 2007 @ 09:44:18

    DEFINITELY!!!! i am a firm believer in the full moon “hooey”.


  2. ~m
    Sep 25, 2007 @ 08:16:38

    Me, too 😀


  3. StorkStories
    Oct 06, 2009 @ 09:37:24

    Weird.. I just wrote a post about his on my site.. how the full moon DOES NOT bring all the babies. Sometimes we have seen increased census in response to low pressure systems… but we have had many big storm systems occuring on a full moon and remarked on the lack of patients!


    • ~m
      Oct 06, 2009 @ 11:52:19

      Funny! I guess babies come when they come….but on the other hand, the gravitational pull of the moon does affect the tides…so perhaps there is some affect, maybe if things are “all systems go” to begin with?


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