Lunar effect on depression, menstruation cycles, labor pain and fetus sex

Ghasemi, M.
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p129
Academic Journal
Introduction: There are many years that menstruation cycle of women are depends on moon and lunar cycle. It is accepted that menstruation cycle follows lunar cycle before civilization and knowing that it is related to hormonal changes. Somebody believe that two fertility cycles may happen in one menstruation cycle ,one according to ovulation and another one according to lunar cycle. Any way a study in Britain on lunar cycle and fertility showed that sperm count significantly increase during fertility period with lunar cycle. Another study showed that women, whose birth control is according to both lunar cycle and biological menstruation cycle, were effective 98% for birth control. It is notable that our mood and emotional status will rise on full moon. Materials and Methods: this is a cross sectional comparative study in which the first 6months of years 1392 and 1391 compared for number of delivery, labor pain, false labor and fetus sex according to lunar phase. Data analyzed by SPSS software. Results: Physicians and nurses, who work in emergency ward, said that the full moon night was the hardworking night in month also depression was more than the others nights. Of course in Beheshti hospital of Isfahan university of Medical science the same results shown in emergency and labor ward. Conclusion: Anyway theories said that your child's sex will be determine by lunar factors in pregnancy time. A study in India showed that about83% of women who become pregnant on full moon have born boy new born. Some studies reported that many pregnant women had false labor pain or even rupture of membrane in full moon nights.


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