Tonight there is going to be a full moon. Rylee and I saw a huge moon on the way to daycare this morning too.
UPDATE: Turns out that moon we saw this morning WAS the full one. That explains the pains I felt last night!
I am thrilled about the full moon as I’m hoping it works it’s magic and puts me into labor!
I did some research online and found out a few things about the relationship of a full moon and pregnant mothers going into labor.
The theory is that the moon’s gravitational pull effects the amniotic fluid in much the same way as it effects the water in the sea, rivers and even the water that’s otherwise found in our bodies.
As a woman’s body prepares for natural childbirth, the amniotic sac becomes distended so the point where it will easily burst if put under pressure. Under normal circumstances, the pressure of labor contractions bursts the sac. During a full moon, the pressure caused by the moon’s effect on the water inside the sac can cause the same things to happen, but without the accompanying contractions.
I’d take labor and delivery without contractions!