Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Lunar Effect

I remember 26 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child.  I was living on Cape Cod.  This was to be my Parents first Grandchild and they were excited.

My Father called me one night to tell me heard a story on the radio about the moon's effects on pregnant women living in coastal communities.  My Father was intrigued and said "Maybe the baby will be born at the full moon".  My Daughter was born December 22, 1988 and the full moon was December 23.  Pretty Close don't you think?  Well, six years later I was living in Florida and pregnant with my second child.  My son was born September 18, 1994 and the full moon was September 19.  I was convinced!!

Apparently there is no scientific evidence to prove the Lunar Effect.  They should have interviewed me for the study.  Anyway, I decided to do my own extensive research.

Today is Sunday August 10th.  It is a full moon and a Super moon tonight!  The maternity wards must be packed.  I place a call to Wellington Regional Hospital and ask for the Maternity ward.  I am connected with Nanette.  I am told by Nanette that the maternity ward has 3 Mothers in labor.  Nothing out of the ordinary. I ask if at other full moons has it been busy?  Nanette tells me "No, we usually notice a spike in delivery around storms in August and September.  This, she tells me, may due to barometric pressure or everyone having a very good time on Valentines day.  However this can't be proved either.

So why do we all say "It must be a full moon"  every time something weird happens ?  We all must feel it don't we?

German Researchers Hans-Joachim Mittmeyer of the University of Tubingen and Norbert Felip from the Health Institute of Reutlingen claim that a study of police reports for 50 new and full moon cycles shows that the moon is responsible for binge drinking.  So there you have it.  There is a Lunar Effect, but I already knew that!

I will probably get to meet Nanette soon .  My Daughter is pregnant with her third child and will be delivering at Wellington Regional Hospital.  I will get more information from her then.

So tonight I am sitting in my kitchen looking out at the big, full super moon and making my affirmations. Maybe my Grandchild will be born tonight?

No comments:

Post a Comment