Full Moons…

Made myself laugh this morning… Not that it was all that funny, just hit me that way…  Someone posted an article on the moon’s effects on childbirth (which automatically interests me for obvious reasons) and…

Ok first off the timing was perfect.  I’d made a half joking comment to Baba on the way home from Church after I saw the moon saying maybe that was what was causing how I felt that night.  Basically lots of pressure, back pain and almost felt like I was in labour without really being in labour.  I spent half of Mass forcing myself not to get down into positions that I knew helped with back labour last time because.. .well for one I was at Church and for another I wasn’t in labour lol.  Got home, saw the article and one of the first things to pop into my sight  was this:

On speaking to various medical staff involved in natural childbirth, the first thing I learned was that expectant mothers often experience false signs of labor during full moon. Contractions known as “Braxton Hicks” — sometimes noticeable to the mother and sometimes not — become more pronounced and many travel to the maternity unit in the belief that “it’s time”. Disappointed — or perhaps relieved — they return home, the pains having subsided with no dilation of the cervix.

K… maybe I’m not so crazy 😉  Made me feel better about how I was feeling either way.

Well I left the article up on here to finish it later… Got on this morning and made it to the comment section.  Someone referenced looking back at their own birth and seeing that they were born on one too and I got curious.  Now, I know the moon did not affect my own birth.  Absolutely know it.  My mom had herself induced on the 13th.  “Stubborn” girl that I am I held off almost an entire day and came the 14th lol.  Believe me I have heard it about that… over and over and over.  Anyways, moot point…  But yeah figured I would look and see when it was that year.  The 19th.  That made me laugh.  I’m horrible I know.

As for the first part of that, I’m feeling a lot better this morning.  Normal again. Told the girls in my due date group last night that I hope this doesn’t happen every month lol.  I really don’t remember w/ ZJ.  I don’t think I would have even put it together if we hadn’t been out last night.

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2 thoughts on “Full Moons…

  1. Salma says:

    My sister always makes the connection of the moon and something (she will find something, lol).
    Glad you’re feeling better.

    Love the name of the blog 🙂

    • Mama Kalila says:

      LOL Baba was trying to do that with his shoulder pain last night too :-p Childbirth is the main/only one I believe (well beyond the basics, affecting things like tides). I’ve heard ER’s get crazier around the full moon too, but who knows on that one lol.

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