Myth or truth? What phases and moon change can really interfere with childbirth ? Since I see myself for people this conversation has been going on at home. My mother always said that when the moon is changing, pregnant women can go into labor . It is no wonder that maternity hospitals fill these days when the moon changes! But is this a myth or a truth?
Myth or truth?
Well, the truth is that no one has a scientific basis on the subject, the only tangible proof is the reality in maternity hospitals when changing the moon . Maternity hospitals simply fill pregnant women with some symptom of labor or at least some indication of them. Symptoms can range from persistent cramps, loss of tampon, to actual bag rupture.
The attempt to explain the theory that the change of the moon would interfere in the labor of the pregnant women of more advanced time of pregnancy, would be the force that the moon makes on the waters. At sea it is certain that the influence of the moon happens, so much so that the tide rises more at full moon . The energy that the changing moon exhales, can influence body fluids as well as the ocean and its tides, especially in pregnant women. The pressure it would put down would make possible and eminent labor happen on that occasion. In addition to this influence on body fluid, the moon also plays an important role in counting pregnancy.
Altogether there are four moons per cycle:
- The full moon
- Waning moon
- Crescent moon
- New Moon
The counting of the pregnancy also occurs with this lunar cycle, four moons would close a month of the woman’s gestation and altogether there are 10 complete cycles, 280 days or 40 weeks of pregnancy. The ancients used this form to count the pregnancy , with each cycle with the four phases of the moon, a month of gestation was completed.
Author’s note: I always felt the effect of the moon change in the final stretch of pregnancies. I was in pain and it was very intense and really only passed when it was dawn. It is a fact that the moon interferes with the sensations of childbirth, it is not yet clear why we fall into that old popular maxim: I do not believe in witches, but that they do exist, oh they do exist!
Questions from Readers:
What is the influence of the new moon on childbirth?
According to reports by doulas, nurses and experts who really believe in the influence of the moon’s change. During the new moon, births tend to be faster, smoother and with the most natural expulsions possible.
What is the influence of the full moon on childbirth?
At full moon, the number of unexpected and emergency deliveries is higher, causing a greater number of premature babies in this phase. Due to the lack of preparation of the cervix, births are usually more difficult and time-consuming.
What is the influence of the waning moon on childbirth?
It is considered the stage that women enter less into labor. When it occurs, they are more time consuming, difficult and almost always result in cesarean sections due to delayed dilation or even the exit of the placenta.
What is the influence of the crescent moon on childbirth?
It is the phase of expected deliveries, calm and that flow in an expected and natural way. Most of the pregnant women who are attached to the changes in the moon expect to win their babies in this phase of the moon.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.