With pregnancy and parenting come many different variations of myths, tales, anecdotes, and superstitions. Sometimes these stories and well intentioned tips help us to feel connected to the the people who have come before us on the parenting journey.
One such tale that we have heard regularly is that the full moon can put a pregnant person into labor. Not only labor, but it can cause sleep disturbances in children and babies, can affect women's menstrual cycles and fertility, and can have a negative effect on the emotional well-being of just about any person.
While the science that is currently available on the topic doesn't exactly corroborate those statements, we know how pregnancy and life with children can be. The highs and lows seem to be cyclical; waxing and waning like the phases of the moon. It seems natural that humans have attributed some of these natural cycles to the effect that the moon has on our planet.
Whether or not we believe in the power of the full moon to wreak havoc on our day to day lives, we do find that being able to stop what we're doing and gaze up into the night sky at this gleaming rock brings us a sense of peace and wonder. Because no matter what we are struggling with, and no matter what difficulties the parenting journey has brought upon us today, we are reminded that the moon is right there, right where it has always been.
Tonight is a Supermoon. The moon's orbit has brought it closer to the Earth than it will be for another 69 years. Let's step outside and enjoy this incredible and unique vision together.
Erin love to write about topics that families are interested in, to help spread awareness throughout the community, and to help her clients and future clients better understand her services. She loves chatting with people about her blogs, so feel free to contact her!